Report Card: How The Top 10 NFL Draft Picks Fared In Week 1

Justin Gilbert
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton (11) is tackled after a pass reception by Cleveland Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert (21) during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

8. Justin Gilbert

The Browns’ newest corner struggled in his NFL debut, getting beaten by Steelers receiver Markus Wheaton for 97 yards, including two catches in the final minute which led to Pittsburgh’s game-winning field goal.

Most rookie corners struggle right off the bat, and as a result, the Browns’ coaching staff hinted that Gilbert may see less playing time. He received 59 snaps on Sunday, but Buster Skrine may have a bigger role opposite Joe Haden until Gilbert comes along.

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