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.