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Justin Gilbert a first-round pick in first Sports Illustrated’s first 2013 mock draft

Gina Mizell Published: May 2, 2012

The 2012 NFL Draft just ended, which means it’s the perfect time to already predict where players will get selected in 2013, right?

Sports Illustrated thinks so.

Andrew Perloff came out with his first 2013 mock NFL Draft Tuesday, and Oklahoma State cornerback/kick returner Justin Gilbert is projected to go off the board at No. 14 overall to the Tennessee Titans. There he could reunite with Cowboy teammate Markelle Martin, who was drafted by the Titans in the sixth round Saturday.

Here’s how he projects the first round:
1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas
2. Indianapolis Colts: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: David Amerson, CB, NC State
4. Oakland Raiders: Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee
5. Minnesota Vikings: Robert Woods, WR, USC
6. Cleveland Browns: Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU
7. Miami Dolphins: Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
8. Seattle Seahawks: Matt Barkley, QB, USC
9. St. Louis Rams: Barrett Jones, OT, Alabama
10. Carolina Panthers: Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
11. St. Louis Rams: Jonathan Banks, CB, Mississippi State
12. Buffalo Bills: Chris Faulk, OT, LSU
13. San Diego Chargers, Keenan Allen, WR, California
14. Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
15. Detroit Lions: Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina
16. Dallas Cowboys: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
17. Denver Broncos: Alex Okafor, DE, Texas
18. Cincinnati Bengals: Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
19. Arizona Cardinals: Brandon Jenkins, OLB, Florida State
20. New York Giants: Ricky Wagner, OT, Wisconsin
21. New York Jets: Jonathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
22. Atlanta Falcons: William Gholston, DE, Michigan State
23. Kansas City Chiefs, Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma
24. New Orleans Saints: Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU
25. Baltimore Ravens: Ray-Ray Armstrong, S, Miami
26. San Francisco 49ers: D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama
27. Houston Texans: Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor
28. Chicago Bears: Cyril Richardson, OT, Baylor
29. New England Patriots: Star Lotulelei, NT, Utah
30. Philadelphia Eagles: Eric Reid, S, LSU
31. Pittsburgh Steelers: John Jenkins, DT, Georgia
31. Green Bay Packers: Sean Porter, OLB, Texas A&M

Obviously, it’s way too early for these types of predictions. But they’re fun. Here’s a look back at his first 2012 mock draft.

1. Buffalo Bills: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
2. Carolina Panthers: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
3. Cleveland Browns: Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma
4. Tennessee Titans: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina
5. Seattle Seahawks: Matt Barkley, QB, USC
6. Denver Broncos: Matt Kalil, OT, USC
7. Cincinnati Bengals: Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
8. Oakland Raiders: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
9. Minnesota Vikings: Jonathan Martin, T, Stanford
10. Washington Redskins: Jared Crick, DT, Nebraska
11. Dallas Cowboys: Cliff Harris, CB, Oregon
12. Detroit Lions: Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina
13. Miami Dolphins: Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State
14. Kansas City Chiefs: Nate Potter, OT, Boise State
15. Jacksonville Jaguars: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
16. Houston Texans: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
17. San Francisco 49ers: Knile Davis, RB, Arkansas
18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Courtney Upshaw, LB, Alabama
19 Arizona Cardinals: Kelechi Osemele, T/G, Iowa State
20. New York Giants: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State
21. Baltimore Ravens: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina
22. Chicago Bears: Dont’a Hightower, LB, Alabama
23. New England Patriots: Kheeston Randall, DT, Texas
24. St. Louis Rams: Travis Lewis, LB, Oklahoma
25. Indianapolis Colts: Ray Ray Armstrong, S, Miami
26. Philadelphia Eagles: Brandon Jenkins, DE, Florida State
27. San Diego Chargers: Devin Taylor, DE, South Carolina
28. Cleveland Browns (via Atlanta Falcons): Vontaze Burfict, LB, Arizona State
29. New York Jets: Robert Griffin, QB, Baylor
30. Green Bay Packers: Cyrus Gray, RB, Texas A&M
31. New England Patriots (via the Saints): Matt Reynolds, OT, BYU
32. Pittsburgh Steelers: Alameda Ta’amu, DT, Washington

Hey, at least he predicted the No. 1 overall pick right.

But what does this mean? Expectations are high for Gilbert, an exceptional athlete known for his dymanic returns but who also developed into a solid cornerback in his sophomore season. He had five interceptions and 10 pass break-ups in 2011, as well as 59 tackles.


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