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Shelton Gibson (W / West Virginia)

Shelton Gibson announced he will declare for the 2017 NFL Draft.


Gibson, listed at 6-foot, 198 pounds, leaves West Virginia after establishing himself as one of the nation's most feared big-play threats over the last two years. His 80 receptions over that span is a low figure, but his efficiency was excellent, totaling 1,828 yards and 17 touchdowns on just 155 targets. Despite the high per-catch yardage average of 22.85, Gibson didn't just make his living downfield – he had to create plenty of yardage after the catch while dealing with limited quarterback play. He appears quite athletic on tape and could push surprisingly high in the receiver rankings if he tests well at the Combine. With both Gibson and Daikiel Shorts gone, West Virginia will need more from Ka'Raun White, Jovon Durante and Gary Jennings in 2017.

Recent Stats

Week Opp TD Pass Int Rush Rec Yds 2Pt TO Total
Season                   183
15 @ Miami 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 5
14 vs Baylor 0 0
13 @ Iowa St. 12 3 16 31
12 vs Oklahoma 2 6 8
11 @ Texas 4 6 10

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Shelton Gibson caught three passes for 161 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's win at Iowa State.


Gibson recorded his fifth 100 yard receiving game of the season. The junior receiver now has 40 catches for 927 yards and eight touchdowns. He'll look to eclipse 1,000 yards for the first time when West Virginia closes the regular season out against Baylor next week.

Shelton Gibson recorded two catches for 65 yards in Saturday's loss to Oklahoma.


With snowy conditions in West Virginia, Gibson wasn't able to have a big game as quarterback Skyler Howard struggled to throw the ball. Gibson should get back to producing more respectable numbers versus Iowa State next week.

Shelton Gibson managed four catches for 65 yards in Saturday's win at Texas.


Gibson's streak of three games with a touchdown was halted versus Texas as the big play receiver couldn't break free against the Longhorns. Gibson remains a decent play against Oklahoma next week as West Virginia will need him in a competitive match-up between two of the conference's best teams.

Shelton Gibson recorded four catches for 102 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing for 25 yards in Saturday's win over Kansas.


Gibson has now scored a touchdown in three straight games and has four 100 yard receiving games on the season. Gibson should be in line for another productive performance against Texas next week.

Shelton Gibson caught two passes for 33 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's loss at Oklahoma State.


For the second game in a row, Gibson pulled in only two catches and salvaged a horrible fantasy performance with one of those catches being a touchdown. West Virginia has implemented a much more balanced offensive game plan this season which has limited Gibson's potential in the deep passing game. Gibson and the Mountaineers play a bad Kansas defense next week.

Shelton Gibson recorded two catches for 29 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's win over TCU.


Since recording three straight 100 yard games, Gibson has only six catches for 43 yards and one score in his last two games. West Virginia is winning with solid defense and spreading the ball around on offense which has limited Gibson's big play potential. Stay patient with Gibson and keep him in the line-up against Oklahoma State next week.