Justin Gilbert, a cornerback coming out of Oklahoma State, will visit the Jets this week, he tweeted on Monday.
He will also visit the Broncos, Lions and Falcons.
Gilbert is listed at six feet and 202 lbs. He is projected to go in the top 15 picks.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comGilbert and Darqueze Dennard are the two interchangeable names that keep coming up as the two cornerbacks most likely to be drafted before the 20th pick in the upcoming NFL draft.
Gilbert is said to have more upside due to his athleticism, size and speed. But in terms of pure technique, Dennard seems to be the choice as evidenced by Mike Mayock ranking Gilbert as his third best corner on his board.
If there is a run on receivers before the Jets get to pick, they might be choosing Dennard or Gilbert (or both) among a group of players at other positions (tight end, offensive line, etc.). If the choice is between Gilbert and Dennard? It might come down to personal preference. Dennard seems more ready to come in and play solid football from day one, while Gilbert has the athletic upside but might need patience to allow his technique to catch up.