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Malik Gant | 42

SS | Marshall | New England Patriots
Ht: 5115 / 6' 00" | Wt: 209 | Upd: 04/22/2020

Vitals

Birth Date: 05/29/1997
Age: 23
Original Team: NE FA
NFL Entry: 19 CFA
NFL Exp: 2
Depth Chart Key: CF19
Team History: NE

Player History

05/19 NE FA
08/19 NE IR

Ourlads' Profile:

2019 Guide: What Ourlads' Scouting Services said about MALIK GANT: Marshall, 5115 209 4.59. Junior entry and two year starter from Washington D.C. Former walk-on. Aggressive physical safety who makes a lot of tackles. Primarily a quarters’ safety with some rotation to the deep hole. High motor player that attacks the line of scrimmage in run support from depth. Normally a flat foot read allowing time for run/pass read. Remarkable ability to track moving downhill. Adjusts with precision to a back’s movement and cuts down angles leaving little room to run. Finds a way to consistently make tackles near the line. Wards off blocks without much loss of angle to the ball. Launches into tackles doing what it takes to get a runner down. Goes low or high with explosion. Solid blitzer from depth or the edge. Times the snap and has a burst to close. Made some big hits in the backfield. From quarters, reads inside receiver’s release and normally adjusts to vertical routes with quick turn and run. Can mirror a tight end on intermediate and deep routes. Sudden break and drive on underneath routes. Can get to a ball or make a big hit. One high safety was not a big part of what he was asked to do, so experience in a variety of coverage is limited. He can be undisciplined in technique. Some of his tackles are shoestring and he does not always finish. Has been a very good special teams’ player pressuring kicks and on coverage teams. Some teams may see him as a hybrid. 2018 stats: 94 T, 8 TFL, 1 sack, 8 PBU, 3 QBH, 2 INT. BTR:left 4.88, right 5.10. OSR:23/24. Seventh round/PFA. (A-30 1/2, H-8 7/8, VJ-34.5, SS-4.35).