November 28, 2021

Expert Opinion: Michael Gallup’s Profile

Who? Mike Gallup! Who? Mike Gallup! No, seriously, who? Michael Gallup is a wide receiver out of Colorado State entering the 2018 NFL draft. He is a bit unknown for a four-year college player, but he spent his first two years at a junior college due to poor ACT scores.

The Georgia native attended Butler Community College and as a freshman posted 780 yards and 11 touchdowns. Injuries held the receiver to just 74 yards and a touchdown (four games) as a sophomore. Gallup probably lost some scholarships, but landed one at Colorado State where he was named 1st-team All-Mountain West Conference. He caught 176 passes for 2,685 yards and 21 touchdowns.

Michael Gallup displays a respectable combination of size (6’1″), weight (205 lbs) and speed (4.51 sec 40-yard dash). The wideout has the speed to blow past defenders and the height to catch over them. He catches with his hands and they’re reliable, too. He runs decent routes with enough break to create separation but also has the strength to win contested passes. He recorded a 36” vertical and a 122” broad jump at the combine further displaying his athletic ability.

On the downside, Gallup lacks consistency or better said, lacks effort at times. He is guilty of relaxing on routes when he is not getting the ball and also needs to improve his run blocking effort. That will have to change if he wants to make it at the professional level. He is currently projected as a second or third rounder but could sneak into the first round. Jacksonville or Philadelphia are in need of a receiver and could take Gallup late in the first round.

Watch in this highlight video as Gallup displays his speed, strength and hands:

Photo: ESPN

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