NFL.com's Gil Brandt believes SMU QB Garrett Gilbert will go between the late third round and early Day 3.
The venerable draft expert was perhaps the first analyst to start banging the drum for the Mustangs' prospect, and he's continued to do so throughout the process. In some respects, we see what he sees: Gilbert has NFL size (6-feet-4, 223 pounds), NFL bloodlines, good timing, and solid athletic ability. However, the arm isn't as strong as you'd think, and Gilbert turned June Jones' high-scoring offense into a conservative, checkdown passing attack. Under duress, you'll notice he panics, and we'd want no part of that either. Rotoworld has him as a late-round flier, but Brandt has forgotten more about football than most will ever know; his opinion shouldn't be discounted.
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 08:25:00 PM