Daily Archives: May 1, 2014
According to GMs and reported by NFL.com, Justin Gilbert is a "pile inspector" meaning that he doesn't like to tackle. That's a problem for most teams and especially the Steelers because they expect their cornerbacks to tackle. That is part of the job description and being a "pile inspector" doesn't fit the bill.
Currently ranked at #13 overall (per NFL.com), Oklahoma State's, playmaking cornerback is arguably the drafts #1 rated cornerback. He is a playmaker with exceptional speed and athleticism but it's debatable on whether he is the draft's #1 corner.
Who is the best CB in the 2014 NFL Draft?
Walter Football posted their latest 2014 Mock Draft dated 4/29/2014. If the draft were to unfold like this, the Steelers should feel lucky.
1.15 Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
2.14 Stephon Tuitt, DE/DT, Notre Dame
3.97 Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss
4.118 Loucheiz Purifoy, CB, Florida
5.157 Max Bullough, ILB, Michigan State
5.173 James Gayle, DE/OLB, Virginia Tech
6.192 John Urschel, G, Penn State
6.215 Kirby Van Der Kamp, P, Iowa State