Told Kevin Colbert & Steelers coaches seen with Justin Gilbert/CB/Oklahoma St last night...Gilbert very much "looked the part" at pro-day..— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) March 13, 2014
Longtime draft analyst Tony Pauline is well-connected. It looks like Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert made a few connections at his pro day Thursday as well.
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and multiple coaches were seen speaking with Gilbert Thursday, and as Pauline noted via Twitter, he "looked the part."
Some interesting side conversation came from Pauline after Tweeting that news Thursday.
@YinzerJagoff Verrett is better than both but too short....— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) March 13, 2014
It was in response to a Steelers fan who denounced the first round candidacy of Michigan State's Darqueze Dennard. Apparently, like many, Pauline likes the raw talent displayed by Texas Christian's Jason Verrett. His biggest (or smallest) detriment is his lack of size, which is something Gilbert has. He also has athleticism.
Many Steelers fans are hoping that size and athleticism fall to the No. 15 pick.
But it will never happen.