PROSPECT SUMMARY - MARK GILBERT. Duke cornerback Mark Gilbert’s career was off to such a promising start after a 2017 campaign where he logged 15 pass breakups and six interceptions en route to First-team All-ACC Honors. He was the leading vote-getter among cornerbacks in ACC balloting. He also received Duke’s Willis Aldridge Award as the Blue Devils’ top defensive back for 2017. His ball skills and coverage versatility were terrific that year and there was plenty of buzz about his potential in the NFL, especially considering his pedigree. His uncle, Sean Gilbert, was the No. 3 overall pick in 1992 by the Los Angeles Rams and went on to play 12 seasons in the NFL. His cousin is seven-time Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis. Following the 2017 season, Gilbert had troubling luck when it came to injuries and has only played in four games since. He played in two games in 2018 before suffering a season-ending hip injury. In 2019, he missed the entire season while recovering from a hip surgery that was performed in September 2018. He played in two games in 2020 before suffering a foot injury, then opting out of the season and declaring for the draft. Balancing the recent injury issues and lack of time on the field against what he displayed in 2017 makes him a challenging projection.