Blount - yes... the guy is a grinder, but
Cager - not in year 1 and he's a grad transfer... probably not a reasonable comparison. Every catch that Cager made in his last season with Miami was for a 1st down or a Touchdown... He's also a matchup nightmare with a huge catch radius.
Landers - Probably not... I believe Landers is a sub 4.5 guy? His issue is consistency, not explosiveness/matchups
Bush - another speedy guy but hasn't developed his body enough yet... probably lean Gilbert here unless Bush were to have a good season in S&C
Holloman - no. He's not on the roster anymore, but the guy was setting up to be a huge threat for us... and he's significantly faster (and twitchier) than Gilbert
When the knock is consistency, you have to keep in mind that you still have no context for how Gilbert will do once he's not light years ahead of the guys he's playing against.
I just don't see a scenario where Gilbert is starting at one of the 2 outside wide-out spots. He would *thrive* in the Charlie Woerner role that we had carved out in 2017... some lighter in-line TE blocking duties, flexed outside as a receiver or a perimeter blocker frequently. Woerner was good as a freshman other than having a hard time staying healthy. Obviously Gilbert is a step above athletically... I could easily see him crushing that role.. but it's still as a TE first, WR duties second.