2014 NFL Mock Draft Version 2.0 – Post Free Agency Edition

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Oct 19, 2013; Stillwater, OK, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys defensive back Justin Gilbert (4) runs back an intercepted pass against Texas Christian Horned Frogs wide receiver Cam White (88) during the first half at Boone Pickens Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

11. Tennessee Titans
Justin Gilbert
Cornerback, Oklahoma State

Previously: Anthony Barr (Outside Linebacker, UCLA)


With the signing of veteran linebacker Shaun Phillips, the Tennessee Titans now have to improve their secondary. Their best bet is to select Justin Gilbert, who has ideal height and length, is strong and can make a play either when going after the ball or after the receiver. On the other side, he needs to learn to read the quarterback better and show more effort against the run.


Tennessee could opt to beef up their defensive front with raw talent like UCLA’s Anthony Barr with the eleventh pick, but they could benefit more from day one with a top flight cornerback after losing Alterraun Verner to the Buccaneers in free agency. Gilbert is the most polished of the top three cornerback prospects of 2014 and excels in press and man coverage.