Doubt it matters because Dennard is likely to be gone before 15. Gilbert should be there.I mentioned this in another tread about Dennard. I had Gilbert rated ahead of him & Dennard had to show me he could open up his hips & run and react & break to close that gap on Gilbert. He looked stiff in off coverage on tape. Dennard didn't show he is fluid coming out of his backpedal at the combine. He was high in his backpedal & struggled flipping his hips & running. SO...If we are going to TAB a guy in a DL defense for coverage...Gilbert is the better fit. Dennard showed on tape he is a better "fit" against the run in a DL defense...Gilbert has to go from "willing" to doing it.
Dennard is still a solid player. A Top 15 guy isn't a reach. Dennard will be a "scheme" guy. He will excel in a defense that plays allot of Cover 0 & Cover 1...Like a Seattle defense. He won't be as productive in an off man coverage-zone team...Like the Steelers. He will be an outside guy...He may struggle on the "quick twitch" slot guys if they get off LOS. So you have to be 100% sure if you take him in the Top 15...He fits what you want to do. If Dennard has to line up 10 yards off LOS & look in backfield & backpedal...He won't be playing to his strength. He needs to be in Cover 0...Jamming the WR on the LOS & turning to run with the WR. Sometimes you can see a player is raw & could attribute that to technique & coach him up...But the hips don't lie. I'm not saying this to ruffle anyone's feathers. But if I'm a Steeler guy trying to find a CB to fit in the Steelers system they have shown...Gilbert would be my guy. I wouldn't be banging the table for Dennard if others players were there & it was close. We may see what the Steelers think....But there is a very good chance a team in front of us takes him. There are a few fits.