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Thursday, March 6, 2014
Big 12 has two on McShay's mock draft

By Jake Trotter

ESPN draft guru Todd McShay has released his updated mock draft Insider, and a pair of Big 12 players are in the first round.

After a sparkling scouting combine showing, McShay has Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert going to the Minnesota Vikings at No. 8. Writes McShay:
If they stay put, I think the Vikings take the best player available, either offensive tackle Jake Matthews or cornerback Justin Gilbert out of Oklahoma State. I'll go with Gilbert, the top corner prospect on our board who has excellent speed, size and playmaking ability.
Gilbert isn't the only Big 12 cornerback in McShay's mock draft. McShay has TCU's Jason Verrett, who also shined at the combine, getting picked No. 25 overall by the San Diego Chargers. Writes McShay:
Verrett would be a great fit here, with his excellent speed, quickness and ball skills. He is lacking in size, but he plays big enough that I don't think it should be that big of a concern. San Diego can grab a pass-rusher and offensive guard in middle rounds.