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2013 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns pick OT Garrett Gilkey at No. 227 Overall


The Cleveland Browns' draft is now officially over.

With the team's final pick, they've selected their first offensive player of this class. The Browns drafted OT Garrett Gilkey out of Chadron State in the seventh round, No. 227 overall.

NFL Combine Results:

  • 40 Yard Dash: 5.33 seconds
  • Bench Press: 28 reps
  • Vertical: 30''
  • Broad Jump: 108''
  • 3 Cone Drill: 7.65 seconds
  • 20 Yard Shuttle: 4.75 seconds

Here's an overview of Gilkey from

Gilkey proved to be both a true student and athlete throughout high school. A two-year starter at Aurora Christian High School, Gilkey helped lead his team to a 12-1 record and a trip to the state semifinals. He was named to the all-area and all-conference team for his stellar season. Gilkey also participated in track, baseball and wrestling, in addition to being a straight-A student. Gilkey found out about Chadron State through his high school coach, and decided to go there after a 14-hour trip to visit the campus.

His first year on the squad, Gilkey took a redshirt. In 2009, he saw action in six games, and registered two starts. The following year, Gilkey started all 11 games at left tackle. He also joined the basketball team midway through the season, and played in a reserve role. Gilkey missed the first two games of the 2011 season due to his appendix bursting, but finished off the year with nine consecutive starts. Gilkey started every game of the 2012 season.

What do you think of Garrett Gilkey and the pick at No. 227?