Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
Gilbert would be another cornerback the Bengals could look too. With tremendous speed and leaping ability, Gilbert is able to run with any receiver.
Gilbert, a consensus All-American and Thorpe Award finalist, tallied seven interceptions (including two returned for touchdowns) and is projected by many to be a top-10 pick.
Although sometimes his footwork is sloppy, his speed allows him to recover if need be. He struggled a lot with press coverage and run stopping, but because of his speed he can make up for it.
Gilbert has a lot of upside and has mechanical flaws, but overall is a very nice prospect. The Bengals could use Gilbert in numerous occasions as Gilbert also positions himself well to make a play on the ball.
A big strength in Gilbert’s game is he can box out receivers in the red zone. Throw in that he can do kick and punt returns, Gilbert would look nice in stripes. He owns the school record with five career kickoff returns for touchdowns.