Duke cornerback Mark Gilbert, cousin of NFL great Darrelle Revis, ran a 4.36 at today’s Pro Day. Unofficial 40 times are about as sketchy as Rocky Point tap water, but this showing at least proves Gilbert is healthy.
Duke CB Mark Gilbert, cousin of Darrelle Revis, ran a 4.36 today at his Pro Day today. Gilbert was considered a potential first-round pick two years ago, when he was originally draft eligible, before he suffered back-to-back injuries. But he’s now officially healthy.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 29, 2021
The kid has the bloodlines to be a great player, and now he has the (unofficial) skillset to warrant an NFL look. Speed may not always make a player elite, but it surely helps. Practically every offensive coordinator is looking for the next Tyreek Hill, so having a cornerback in the high 4.3s will garner some attention.
As Schefter tweeted, Gilbert dealt with injuries the past two seasons, which derailed a sure-fire first round selection. Setbacks from a hip injury in early 2018 led Gilbert to a three year recovery process, but it appears the Duke standout is now back to his old self. We here at OutKick wish him the best of luck.