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Insider Only NFL: DE Jarron Gilbert under consideration at #32

San Jose State defensive end Jarron Gilbert is rising the draft charts and is getting serious consideration from the Steelers at number 32 according to multiple sources.
Once seen as a late second round pick, Gilbert is moving into the late first round discussion.
Gilbert has the ability to play defensive tackle in a 4-3 scheme or defensive end in a 3-4 scheme. Gilbert is intriguing to the Steelers because of his physical tools and is seen as having huge upside
Scouting Report on Gilbert

Height: 6-5 1/4 | Weight: 288 | 40-Time: 4.87
Strengths: Very athletic, has quick first step and terrific strength and power. Very good size for a defensive end in a 3-4 scheme. Versatile with the ability to DT or DE which is intriguing for the Steelers. Solid run stopper and is able to penetrate and make plays in the backfield. Viewed as having a lot of upside and Garron reminds some NFL scouts to Aaron Smith.
Negatives: He is seen as being a bit raw which is a good thing and a bad thing. Struggled at times during the senior bowl practices in shedding blocks which remains his biggest limitation going into the NFL. A problem that can be easily fixed. Has all the physical tools you look for in a defensive end and just needs some more coaching to work on a few aspects of his game.
Garron is seen by some scouts as a reach at pick 32 but he won’t be around at the end of the second round. Garron’s potential and upside have him under serious consideration from the Steelers.

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