While DaQuan Bowers and DeAndre McDaniel got a lot of the early buzz for Tigers entering the NFL draft, Marcus Gilchrist is quickly rising up the boards for many NFL teams. TheClemsonInsider.com caught up with Marcus to get the latest.
“I have been down in Boca working out with Tony Villini and XPE. I have been down here since the first of January,” said Gilchrist.
The workouts are intended to get the former Tiger ready to do his best at the NFL combine.
“We are focusing on getting ready for the combine. We aren’t’ training to get in shape, just to do our best on the specific skill tests we will do at the combine,” said Gilchrist.
A good friend is down in Boca with Marcus.
“Byron Maxwell is down here. There are a lot of ACC guys down here like Ryan Williams and Anthony Allen,” said Gilchrist.
The former Clemson defensive back looks forward to showing what he can do at the combine.
“I am real excited. Hopefully I can turn a couple of heads,” said Gilchrist.
Which teams is Marcus hearing from?
“I talked to a lot of teams at the senior bowl. They asked basic questions about my family and how I was raised,” replied Gilchrist.
Marcus keeps in touch with his former Tiger teammates.
“I talked to Connor and Branch yesterday. I talk to Jarvis a lot,” said Gilchrist.
Some NFL analysts have Marcus projected as a safety in the NFL. He played both positions as a Tiger.
“I don’t have a preference. My dad always told me if you’re going to be a defensive back you need to be able to do both. A lot of people like me because they think I can do both,” said Gilchrist.
In March Marcus will get to show his skills to the NFL back at home at Clemson.
“I will be at Clemson on March 10 for Pro Day,” said Gilchrist.