If you and others keep talking about drafting DBs in the first round NYC Bill is going to put a contract on you all. You have been forewarned.
While at Carolina McDermott saw the impact on his defense when he lost a premier CB in Josh Norman. I wouldn't be surprised if he vigorously lobbied Whaley to do everything in his means to retain Gilmore. To add a twist to the Gilmore issue Carolina would be very interested in his services and Gilmore would be pleased that it is closer to home and a warmer climate.
I have always been very partial towards Gilmore. He has played one of the most challenging positions at a high level. I consider him to be a top tier qb. The tepid response towards him by the hometown crowd has me baffled.
Ha ha, I was just pointing out that Donte Whitney ALSO went to the same school as Cardale and Marshon Lattimore.
In terms of Gilmore I think that he is a good to very good corner. I don't know if he is elite. I go back and forth on what to do with him. Do you pay good to very good, elite money? I would pay very good, elite money any day of the week. He probably plays about 65-70% of his games at very good or better. He plays 30-35% below that level. He is getting elite money one way or another.
I can't wrap my head around the best course of action. You can sign Eric Berry for a similar deal. He is elite and at a position of need. That position is also easier to find than a CB. I go back and forth on the Gilmore situation.