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Clemson DB Gilchrist meets with Dimitroff

April 1st, 2011

Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports that Clemson cornerback Marcus Gilchrist has a meeting scheduled for this afternoon with Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff.

Gilchrist is considered one of the better defensive backs in this year’s class and has been projected as high by some as a potential second round pick. But there is some debate about whether his NFL future lies best as a cornerback or safety going forward. He played both positions at Clemson, and combined for 16 pass breakups and an interception in the past two seasons. The 5-10/195-pound defensive back had a strong performance in Indianapolis last month, clocking a 4.50 40-yard dash time, jumping 38.5 inches on the vertical jump, and a 6.81 3-cone drill.

The Falcons appear to be looking to upgrade their depth at cornerback and potentially safety due to the departures of veterans Brian Williams and Erik Coleman.

You can click here to read a scouting report on Gilchrist.

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