Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9-1-10: #13 CB, #89/750 Overall, 4 2010: Second-team All-ACC as a kick returner by Rivals.com...Honorable Mention All- ACC kick returner by the Atlantic Coast Media Association...one of the team’s most valuable players because of his versatility...has 62 tackles, two tackles for loss, an interception, a team-high 10 pass breakups, 557 yards (eighth-most in Tiger history) on 22 kickoff returns, and 233 yards on 23 punt returns...has played a team-defensive-high 727 snaps...second in the ACC in kickoff returns (25.3) and third in punt returns (10.1); he is the only ACC player in the top three of both areas...28th in the nation in punt returns...has 23 punt returns and 22 kickoff returns for 45 total returns, the most by a Tiger since 2004, when Justin Miller had 46...2009: Winner of the Solid Rock Award for defensive backs as voted by the Clemson coaches…ranked 14th in the ACC in tackles per game…second on the team in tackles with 107…finished his season strong with eight tackles in the win over Kentucky in the Music City Bowl… a reserve cornerback at end of 2009 Spring practice, he moved to starting safety…2008: Made his first career start and played 30 snaps against Georgia Tech when the Tigers had a special defense for its running game; he also had a 46-yard kickoff return...had a season-high three tackles against both The Citadel and #24 Florida State...had at least one tackle in 11 games, including each of the last seven...2007: Saw a lot of action as a second-team cornerback and contributed in the return game...played all 13 games; he played on defense in 11 games, including double-figures in snaps in each of the last five games.
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11/29/12 - CB Marcus Gilchrist drew some praise from coaches after jumping into the safety role when injuries started to pile up in the overtime loss to the Ravens. He had never played safety in the NFL.
"I always pay attention to everything in the secondary," said Gilchrist, who is usually the team's nickel back. "So, I knew how to play safety and make the calls and what to do. It wasn't really that big of a deal."
11/15/12 - CB Marcus Gilchrist is coming off one of his better games. The slot defender has struggled and he'll have to prove himself against Peyton Manning and the Broncos. But if Gilchrist can help quiet the middle, the safeties can help the corners.
11/12/12 - CB Marcus Gilchrist played well in the slot, as the nickel back had a big hand in the Bucs converting but 3-of-9 third downs.
10/22/12 - CB Marcus Gilchrist could see his playing time diminish with the return of Shareece Wright. Gilchrist, like the rest of the secondary, has been challenged the last two games.
10/14/12 - CB Marcus Gilchrist remains the nickel back, although he has been struggling in that role of late.