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Justin Gilbert visiting several teams this week

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Justin Gilbert’s work as a cornerback at Oklahoma State has made him one of the top prospects at the position in his draft class and it is making him a popular visitor around the league this week.

Gilbert broke down his travel schedule for the next few days on Twitter and he’ll be getting some frequent flyer miles while making his case in four different stops. Gilbert will start the week off with a visit to the Jets, who are kicking off their own busy week of meetings with cornerbacks and receivers.

From there, Gilbert will move on to meetings with the Broncos, Lions and Falcons. The Lions have been a popular landing spot for Gilbert in mock drafts and it makes sense with a seemingly annual attempt to upgrade the secondary underway in Detroit again this offseason. The Falcons and Broncos could also find room for Gilbert on their defenses, but Atlanta may be looking elsewhere with the sixth pick while the Broncos would almost certainly have to move up from the 31st selection to get the corner.

Part of the reason for that is Gilbert’s ability to further benefit his next team as a kick returner. Given that combo, it will be surprising if Gilbert isn’t the first cornerback drafted next month.

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4 Responses to “Justin Gilbert visiting several teams this week”
  1. thepftpoet says: Apr 21, 2014 11:29 AM

    The biggest problem with Justin Gilbert is his inability to finish a tackle and he showed this quite a bit at the college level, where players are easier to tackle.

    He does have prototypical size and speed at his position.

    But I believe he’s a work in progress and not a day 1 starter.

    Darquese Dennard will be better earlier on in his career.

  2. Remember Brian Brohm says: Apr 21, 2014 11:36 AM

    I hope he fits Minnesota onto that schedule.

  3. gerard43gojets says: Apr 21, 2014 1:14 PM

    I really hope that he falls near the end of the first so my jets can steal him by trading up back into the first round.

  4. ragnarthemagnificent says: Apr 21, 2014 2:29 PM

    And he’ll be wearing super sexy baby t’s to show off his tramp stamp.

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