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Draft Scout Garrett Gilkey News
09/01/14 - G Garrett Gilkey was claimed from the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Gilkey, 24, was a seventh-round draft pick with Cleveland in 2013 out of Division II Chadron State. He played in six games as a rookie, with a start at left guard and all 66 snaps in the season finale against Pittsburgh. He played left tackle in college, but worked at guard with the Browns, where his offensive line coach last year was George Warhop, now the Bucs' line coach.
08/31/14 - RG Garrett Gilkey began training camp as the starter, but he lost the job to John Greco and was waived Saturday (Aug. 30).
07/27/14 - G Garrett Gilkey is starting at left guard.
04/28/13 - A closer look at the Browns' picks: Round 7/227 - Garrett Gilkey, OL, 6-6, 318, Chadron State...Gilkey started 12 games at left tackle in 2012 at Division II Chadron State. He can play guard. Browns offensive line coach George Warhop worked him out two weeks ago. He played for former Bills receiver Don Beebe in high school. - The Sports Xchange
02/23/13 - For Garrett Gilkey, just being at the NFL Scouting Combine is a dream come true and an accomplishment. But he says it's only the beginning of what he expects to be a long ride in the NFL. Gilkey played at Chadron State College as a 6-foot-6, 318-pound tackle, and is projected as a guard by NFLDraftScout.com with a fifth- or sixth-round grade. He did 28 reps in the bench press at the combine Saturday. That he has made it this far is a testimony to perseverance and guts. It all traces back to being an undersized freshman at Sandwich (Ill.) High School and being the brunt of bullies.
"I was undersized and I was actually bullied and ostracized by my entire school and I was booed a few times in front of the entire school. Going into my freshman year, I had a heart operation -- very simple, but it prevented me from playing in any sports and doing anything," Gilkey said. "So, I excelled academically. With that, some of the guys -- especially on the football team and the upper cliques -- distanced (themselves) from me because I wasn't able to do the running in the summer and the workouts. I was booed twice in school. I was constantly bullied, constantly picked on. It was a very hard year.
"Really, I like to tell people that I was just the little redheaded, gingery, skinny-looking (kid). I was pear-shaped. I had these wide hips and this skinny-looking upper body. I was just a prime target for many of the cruel kids in Sandwich." - Howard Balzer, The Sports Xchange