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Local Prospects: Abilene Christian's WR Edmund Gates Is A Miami Dolphin

Well, Johnny Knox went to Abilene Christian, he's a wide receiver, and he's doing well in the NFL, so why not Edmund Gates?

Gates got drafted a round earlier than Knox, and he should help a Miami WR corps that isn't very impressive once you get past Brandon Marshall. (Unstabbed Brandon Marshall, that is.) Gates should instantly be in the mix for the third receiver spot behind Marshall and Devone Bess. 

Gates has good straight-ahead speed, and long arms. He has excellent footwork, and is able to keep corners off of him. He can go up and get the jump balls, and is a willing blocker.

He's very raw,  though. Gates is not a great route-runner, which of course is essential if you're going to be a top-notch NFL WR. 

Gates pulled down an impressive 66 catches for 1182 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2010, helping his team to an 11-0 record.

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