Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by Kolohe:
Yah, I don't know about that, Fuller is good no doubt, but Justin Gilbert is a beast!!! Mayock some times tends to fall in love with a player and create his own hype for him. Don't get me wrong Mayocks analysis is one of the best, but after listening to him a few years, you kind of get that the sense he's building a draft crush on a player. And you know what, I hope he proves me wrong and Fuller goes first....it only helps the 9ers chances of landing Gilbert.
I honestly don't think there's much of a difference between Fuller and Gilbert. Gilbert is flashier, more athletic, better size but in terms of skill in playing the position, I don't see a big advantage for Gilbert. Like I've said before, he's not a #1 star CB type that you usually see getting drafted in the Top 10. He had a great Combine and hit a tidal wave of hype in a year which is pretty weak in terms of cornerback talent at the very top.
In reality both him and Fuller should be late 1st rounders at best.
Well Phoenix, I'm not paying attention to the hype, instead I've been high on this kid before last season. Don't know if you have the time to go back a couple hundred pages and see my post' about him. In terms of ball skills and press man coverage I gotta give it to Gilbert, sure he might have some red flags about him being kicked out of a game once or twice IIRC, but he backs up his talk which he does tend to do a lot. But yes, the hype of the media that has built up about Gilbert may get him drafted high, I remember when no one was talking about this kid, then came up as a 2nd round pick. As for Fuller though, I've seen a ton of VaTech games, but to tell you the truth it was hard to keep an eye on him and hasn't really stood out to me like Gilbert has. That's just my point of view and opinion of course.
And you know me, I'd be happy with any of the top 4 CB's in this draft.