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2019 NFL Draft

Greg Gaines

DT/Washington

  • B
    6.40
    Projection
    Round 5
  • YearRS Senior
  • Height6-1
  • Weight312
  • Hand9 ⅝
  • Arm31
  • 40-yard5.16
  • Bench30
  • Vertical31.0
  • Broad109.0
  • 3-coneN/A
  • 20-yardN/A
  • 60-yardN/A
    YearGPCOMPATTPCTYDSYPATDSINTATTYDSYPCTDSRECYDSYPCTDSTKLTFLSACKPDFFFRPBUINTYDSPUNTSYDSAVGLNGFGMFGAPCTLNGXPMXPAPCT
    2015 11 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 1.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0%
    2016 14 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 8.0 3.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0%
    2017 12 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 5.0 1.5 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0%
    2018 14 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56 7.5 4.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0%
    TOTALS51000%00000000000014921.59.53010000000000%0000%

    Strong Points: Three-and-a-half-year starter. Very competitive and productive. Instinctive -- finds the ball. Tries to play a physical game. Solid run defender -- plays strong at the point of attack, sheds and gets to the play. Pressure generator as a pass rusher. Very good tackler. Quick hands, and knows how to use them. Team leader.

    Weak Points: Short with short arms. Only average pass-rush production. 10-yard quickness but lacks long speed. Appears to lack scheme versatility. Devoid of good NFL pass-rush traits.

    The Way We See It: Gaines is reminiscent of a poor man's Kyle Williams, the longtime Bills defensive tackle who just retired. Gaines is short with short arms but strong, thick and possessing an all-out motor. He makes plays because of his instincts and competitive nature, not his natural physical traits. He's at his best as a run defender because he locates the ball, discards blocks quickly and keeps himself in position to make plays. Gaines flashes pass-rush ability mainly because he's relentless. He is a undersized 4-3 nose who will be best in a NFL rotation, where he can contribute solidly on 10-15 snaps a game.

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