Jan 3, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys cornerback Justin Gilbert (4) intercepts a pass and runs up the field during the game against the Missouri Tigers in the 2014 Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium. Missouri won 41-31. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: Justin Gilbert to Vikings In Mike Mayock Mock


 

Do we call it the Mayock Mock? The Maymock? The Mock of Mayock?

I don’t know. But it’s probably the only mock draft that matters. It’s certainly the only mock draft important enough to warrant its own television show on NFL Network.

If Mike Mayock speaks, that is like getting a decree sent straight down from Caesar or God or something.

Mayock spoke Wednesday night, and mocked CB Justin Gilbert to the Vikings.

Give Mayock points for originality anyway. Gilbert is not a name we’ve seen to the Vikings very much.

The recently-emerging consensus holds that Minnesota will wind up with DT Aaron Donald, with C.J. Mosley as sort of a dark horse.

Gilbert would fill a pretty major need at outside corner opposite 2013 draft pick Xavier Rhodes. The move would free up newly-signed Captain Munnerlyn to operate solely as a slot corner.

And it would move Josh Robinson and Marcus Sherels each one more notch down the CB depth chart, which would be a good thing.

The 6-0, 202 pound Gilbert is viewed as an aggressive press cover corner with good speed and some playmaking ability. If he has any deficiencies, it’s that he can sometimes get burned with penalties and over-aggressive play.

You know if Mike Mayock likes him, he must be good. Mike Mayock is never wrong about cornerbacks.

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  • Chris Schroeder

    Um mayock said josh Robinson was gonna be the next Sanders also. Does josh Robinson look like sanders???? I think not

  • Ken Tomlin

    Mayock has Gilbert 3rd behind Fuller and Dennard, but of the three, Gilbert makes the most sense scheme wise. With the QB’s and WR’s we have to face in our division alone, Gilbert would be a great fit. He’s the guy I’ve wanted at 8 since the beginning. Pair him with Rhodes and slide Munnerlyn into the slot in nickel and we’d have 1 of the top secondaries in the league!