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 Rumors: Justin Gilbert to visit Tennessee Titans


The Tennessee Titans have several holes they would like to fill in the 2014 NFL Draft next month.

Although they have the likes of Jason McCourty in their defensive backfield, that is certainly a spot the team would like to upgrade.

With the Titans holding the 11th overall pick in the draft, they may have their pick of any corner in the draft, including Justin Gilbert of the Oklahoma State Cowboys, who is widely considered the best cornerback prospect in the draft.

According to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean, Gilbert will be in for a visit on Friday.

 

NFL.com touched on what Gilbert brings to the table.

A big, fast, athletic, man-cover corner capable of locking down receivers and creating big plays in the return game. Is the most physically gifted cover man in this year’s draft and has the athletic talent to walk into a starting job and match up with big receivers from Day One if he continues to work at his craft after a big payday and prepares like a pro.

The 6’0, 200-pound Gilbert made 37 tackles and picked off seven passes last season. He also had six career kick returns for touchdowns.

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