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Steelers UDFA cornerback Mark Gilbert has traits to make final roster

Undrafted free agent cornerback Mark Gilbert has the skill set to stick around as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2021. The Steelers have an interesting situation at the cornerback position, to say the least. After losing both Steven Nelson and Mike Hilton in free agency this offseason, some thought there was an outside chance that Pittsburgh could target the cornerback position as high as the first our second round this year.
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2021 Steelers’ UDFA Player Profiles: Duke CB Mark Gilbert

With the 2021 NFL Draft in the books, we’re turning our attention to the eight undrafted free agents signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers. These will be scouting reports on the players signed we didn’t have any pre-draft profiles on. #28 Mark Gilbert/ CB / Duke – 6’0 1/8”, 186lb. The...
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Mark Gilbert NFL Draft 2021: Scouting Report for Pittsburgh Steelers CB

—Plays with low pad level with good flexibility in hips. —Plays with feet and leverage to mirror at line of scrimmage. —Shows speed to run with receiver downfield. —Good job sinking hips and getting out of breaks. —Has the ball skills to head to track and attack the ball. NEGATIVES.
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Former Terry Sanford, Duke standout Mark Gilbert inks deal with Pittsburgh Steelers

Fayetteville native Mark Gilbert will get his chance to bring “Gilbert Island” to an NFL team. After battling through two season-ending injuries over his last three years at Duke, the former Terry Sanford standout has agreed to join the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent. “I’ve had to show...
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Duke Draft Profile: Jim Mora on Mark Gilbert, Michael Carter

In addition to edge rushers Chris Rumph and Victor Dimukeje, Duke could see two other defensive players get chosen in this weekend’s NFL Draft. NFL insider Jim Mora gave his scouting report on cornerback Mark Gilbert, who battled injury during his time at Duke. Subscribe for full article.

2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: CB Mark Gilbert

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.