Friday, May 2, 2014
Daily draft dish: Gilbert finds the end zone
By Rich Cimini
This concludes our "draft dish." We've featured 25 prospects, mostly cornerbacks and wide receivers -- many of whom could be on the New York Jets' radar with the 18th overall pick in next week's draft.
Oklahoma State's Justin Gilbert is an Antonio Cromartie-type cornerback -- he lacks aggressiveness and is considered a poor tackler, but he's a tremendous athlete with terrific ball skills. He led the Big 12 and ranked tied for second in the FBS with seven interceptions. As a matter of fact, he intercepted one in every 10 passes in which he was targeted.
He's a home-run threat with the ball in his hands. Gilbert returned two interceptions for touchdowns last season and he owns the Big 12 record with six career kickoff returns for touchdowns. He certainly could be a consideration for the Jets in the first round, considering their lack of playmakers in the secondary.