Malik Gant, S, Marshall #29

6006, 200, 4.52


Notes: From Washington, DC. Walk-on. Redshirted in 2015. Backup safety, appeared in all 12 games, made 6 tackles in 2016. Earned a scholarship following spring drills, had breakout season with 89 tackles, 5 tackles-for-loss and 5 pass breakups in 2017. Started all 12 games, posted 95 tackles, 9 TFL, 1 sack, 2 interceptions and 8 PBU in 2018.

Positives: Nice size and speed. Very physical and aggressive. Quick trigger. Big hitter. Fine open-field tackler. Good hustle and pursuit.

Negatives: Needs work on pass coverage.

Summary: Should be able to contribute on special teams while he develops. Future starter tools.

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