Browns DC Ray Horton Comments on Justin Gilbert’s Status with Team

May 25, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

If not for Johnny Manziel's unmitigated meltdown, Cleveland Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert would garner more attention for the downright bust he's been as a 2014 first-round draft pick.  
But even as the Browns transition to a new regime, they are holding out hope for the former eighth overall pick. Defensive coordinator Ray Horton spoke Wednesday about how Gilbert is still in the process of being evaluated, per Pro Football Talk's Zac Jackson:
We weren't here and we don't know what went on the last two years. All we know is what went on film and tape from today. Everybody has a clean slate, and you go out and work hard. Is [Gilbert] a work in progress? Yes. Is he carrying anything from four months ago? Not in my book he's not. He's just one of the players that we want to help us win a championship here. ...
He has a lot of God-given ability that [we], as coaches, have to get out.
Gilbert was perceived as the most physically gifted corner in the 2014 draft cl...

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