Representatives we spoke with from Gaither's
camp last Friday were optimistic yet also realistic.
It was less than two weeks ago when Gaither
officially entered the supplemental draft, just days after he was
declared academically ineligible for the '07 season. On such short notice
Gaither has had just ten days to train for his workout in front of NFL
scouts. His main focus the past four months was trying to remain academically
eligible and as a result, Gaither did not participate in spring ball with the
Gaither is projected to weigh in somewhere near
320-pounds on Monday, much lighter than the reports of his frame tipping the
scales in excess of 340-pounds. His forty time should be in the low
5-second range. In the past Gaither has run as fast as 4.78 seconds.
The bench press is where Gaither may have a rough
time and fall short of expectations. Twenty-five completed reps would be
considered good at this point.
A number of league insiders we spoke with
considered it a good sign the University of Maryland allowed Gaither to workout
on campus and was helping coordinate his pro-day. The fact Gaither has not
had a falling out with the school or team coaches is a positive in the minds of