Data Scout Notes: 2013: ThorpeFinalist...PNagurski/PHornung/DS#2PSTeamProspect-DBrugler/PJet...2012: 2ndC-KR&PR...2011: HMC-KR
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Draft Scout Justin Gilbert News
11/21/13 - WEEK 12 BIG 12 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State, CB, Sr, Huntsville, Texas...Justin Gilbert intercepted two passes and returned one 43 yards for a touchdown to help Oklahoma State to a 38-13 win over Texas. His interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter marked his second interception return for a score of the season. He also had a pick-six at Iowa State. It was the eighth non-offensive touchdown of his career. Gilbert’s two interceptions give him 11 for his career. - BIG 12 football
11/11/13 - WEEK 11 BIG 12 CO-SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State, KR, Sr, Huntsville, Texas,...Justin Gilbert returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown in the Cowboys’ 42-6 win over Kansas and set a Big 12 career record in the process. Gilbert’s score, the sixth kickoff return touchdown of his career, gave him sole possession of the Conference’s career record. He is also now the active leader among all NCAA players and just one kickoff return touchdown shy of tying the NCAA record of seven, held jointly by Clemson’s C.J. Spiller (2006-09) and Houston’s Tyron Carrier (2008-11). - Big 12 football
08/14/13 - 2013 JET AWARD WATCH LIST: Justin Gilbert Sr. Oklahoma State,...The Jet Award honors the best return specialist in college football. Drawing its name from former Heisman trophy winner Johnny “The Jet” Rodgers, the Jet Award will be voted on by a selection committee, featuring football writers and broadcasters from around the country, as well as Rodgers. To be considered for the Jet Award, players must be a primary kick or punt returner for his team. They must be among the national leaders in return categories and show leadership, courage, desire and respect for authority and discipline. - Johnny Rodgers Youth Foundation
08/12/13 - TOP OKLAHOMA STATE PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 2. CB Justin Gilbert (6-0, 195, 4.53)...An exciting return man on kickoffs, Gilbert isn't quite as steady at cornerback. Entering his third year as a starter for the Cowboys, he had a breakout sophomore season in 2011 with five interceptions but struggled with consistency last year as a junior. Gilbert can be physical and tough in press coverage, but his technique and footwork need an overhaul, opening his hips at the snap and allowing receivers to gain a step. He is too grabby in tight coverage, and his contact downfield will easily attract penalties at the next level. Gilbert gets himself in trouble when biting on fakes and pumps, but his high level of confidence is refreshing for the position.
He closes quickly downhill in run support, but his tackling technique is streaky at best with questionable angles when attacking the ballcarrier. Where Gilbert is most impressive is on kickoff returns with his long-striding speed, excellent patience and acceleration to turn on the jets when needed. He has five career touchdowns on kickoff returns through three seasons in Stillwater. But with recent rules limiting kickoff returns in the NFL, his value on special teams might be devalued for some NFL clubs. Overall, Gilbert has some desirable traits but is a tough guy to figure out and needs to show much more consistency if he hopes to be a top-100 NFL prospect down the road. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
07/21/13 - Oklahoma State has been picked to win its second Conference championship in the 2013 Big 12 Football Preseason Poll, voted on by media representatives who cover the Conference. Six teams received first-place votes, but the Cowboys had the most with 15 for a total of 365 points. OSU won its inaugural Big 12 title in 2011. Eight-time league champion Oklahoma tallied eight top votes and 355 points to finish second in the preseason rankings. The Sooners and Kansas State shared the 2012 Conference title.
TCU was chosen third with nine first-place votes and 347 points while Texas placed fourth with eight first-place nods and 337 points. Baylor picked up two first-place votes and totaled 282 points to finish fifth while K-State was awarded the final top vote and 240 points for sixth. The poll was rounded out by No. 7 Texas Tech, No. 8 West Virginia, No. 9 Iowa State and No. 10 Kansas. Head coaches and selected student-athletes will converge in Dallas from July 22-23 for the annual Big 12 Football Media Days. - Big 12 football