Former five-star tight end Arik Gilbert, the highest-rated tight end in 247Sports history, was the only freshman to land on the watch list for the John Mackey Award, given annually to college football’s top tight end. Gilbert ranked on the industry-generated 247Sports Composite as the No. 5 overall prospect in the country, No. 1 tight end in the nation and No. 1 overall prospect in Georgia. The 6-5, 253-pound prospect picked the Tigers over Alabama, Georgia, Texas A&M and others when he committed in the fall out of Marietta High.