• Steelers Will Meet With Justin Gilbert Sunday Night

    Summary of 13 articles · Updated Feb 26, 2014
    Gilbert led the Big 12 with seven interceptions last year. According to Jim Wexell, the Steelers will meet with cornerback Justin Gilbert from Oklahoma State, on Sunday night. Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert has the requisite confidence to play his position, and he showed Tuesday he has the speed as well. Oklahoma State’s Justin Gilbert posted blazing times of 4.35 and 4.38 seconds in the 40-yard dash Tuesday morning, while Michigan State’s Darqueze Dennard checked in with times of 4.42 and 4.46. The times are unofficial the official one for each player is likely to be higher but both Gilbert and Dennard showed that speed won't be an issue when it comes to their pre-draft evaluations. When it was mentioned to him at the Scouting Combine that Virginia Tech’s Antone Exum said he was the best cornerback in the draft, Gilbert replied: “I don’t even know who that is. The bigger question is did each help himself enough at the combine to move out of the Steelers’ range at No. 15? At least one team ahead of the Steelers the Lions at No. 10 has a glaring need at cornerback, and the position has taken on even greater importance with teams increasingly using three cornerbacks to counter pass-centric offenses in the NFL. ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. From Brandin Cooks’ electric 4.33 40 time to teammates Sammy Watkins and Martavis Bryant each hitting the low 4.4s to Tevin Reese flashing a 41-inch vertical, the position group made it clear that the NFL’s offensive revolution likely will not be dying down soon.
    • Dennard, Gilbert could help Bears on defense

      When Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard and Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert met at the College Football Awards in December, Dennard coined a nickname for Gilbert: “Pretty Boy.” “He makes fun of me because I always take ‘selfies’ on my p…
    • NFL Combine 2014: Justin Gilbert, Phillip Gaines among Tuesday's top performers

      The 2014 NFL Scouting Combine concluded today with cornerbacks and safeties taking part in on-field workouts. Here's a look at some of the top performers.
      Source: nola.com
    • Officially, Gilbert is the fastest defensive back at the Combine

      Former Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert ran a blazing 40-yard dash at the Combine this morning, and officially it’s listed as the fastest 40 of all the defensive backs at the Combine. Phillip Gaines of Rice was hand-timed in his 40 at 4.34 secon…
    • Top CB prospects solidify their standing

      PITTSBURGH -- Two cornerbacks who should interest the Pittsburgh Steelers cemented their standing as the top two players at their positions on the final day of the NFL scouting combine. Oklahoma State’s Justin Gilbert posted blazing times of 4.35 and 4.…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Justin Gilbert runs into competition to be first corner

      Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert has the requisite confidence to play his position, and he showed Tuesday he has the speed as well. Gilbert ran his 40-yard dashes in an unofficial 4.35 and 4.38 seconds, which could put him in position to be the …
    • Lions could find corners too tempting to pass on early

      Few cornerbacks are drafted in the top 10 partly because it takes them longer to develop in the NFL, but Darqueze Dennard and Justin Gilbert have a chance to contribute immediately, according to NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock.
      Source: detnews.com
  • Plenty of talented DBs in draft for Bolts

    The final groups finished working out at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis, with the defensive backs wrapping things up at Lucas Oil Field on Tuesday. Several players helped themselves by posting strong numbers in front of NFL scouts. Chargers se…
    Source: ESPN.com

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