Oct 26, 2013; Ames, IA, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys cornerback Justin Gilbert (4) looks on during the first quarter against the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium. Oklahoma State defeated Iowa State 58-27. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

NFL draft stock rising for Oklahoma State's Justin Gilbert


The 10th-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys continue to inch closer to their dreams of an outright Big 12 championship after this weekend’s drubbing of the when they faced the Texas Longhorns. They dominated early and often on the road and are now in control of their own destiny in the race for the Big 12 championship, while the Horns were embarrassed on their home field.

The biggest play of the game came right before the end of the first half, as the horns were driving for a score that would have cut the lead to single digits, but Case McCoy threw a pick-six to Justin Gilbert that gave the Cowboys a 28-10 lead going into halftime. Gilbert grabbed another pick and now has six interceptions this season, tied for fourth in the FBS.

His NFL draft has risen dramatically this year, and he may be first-rond pick in the 2014 NFL Draft:

“His stock is soaring in NFL circles,” NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah wrote of Gilbert in his latest “5 up, 5 down, pointing to the need for “tall, athletic cornerbacks with ball skills.”




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