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Kenneth Gainwell

RB

Memphis

6'2"

Height

Weight

201

Bench
40-Time
10-Time
20-Time
21
4.47
Vertical
Broad Jump
20-Shuttle
60-Shuttle
32 1/2"
8' 2"
4.38
33 1/2"
9' 9"
4.5
33"
9' 10"
4.27
33"
10' 4"
32"
9' 8"
4.33
32"
9' 8"
4.41
33"
9' 6"
4.27
40"
10' 6"
30"
9'11"
4.59
36 1/2"
10' 3"
34 1/2"
9'11"
4.46
31"
9'10"
4.22
36"
9'8"
4.4
41"
4.24
31 1/2"
36 1/2"
40"
10' 6"
4.29
4.21
38 1/2"
10' 8"
4.25
32 1/2"
10' 0"
31 1/2"
9' 10"
4.45
35"
9' 4"
39"
10' 6"
4.3
28 1/2"
10' 1"
4.23
35 1/2"
9' 10"
4.27
29 1/2"
9' 10"
34"
10' 3"
36"
10' 4"
4.19
35"
9' 9"
4.4
37"
10' 1"
33 1/2"
10' 1"
4.41
40"
10' 10"
29 1/2"
9' 11"
4.33
39 1/2"
10' 10"
4.31
33"
10' 1"
4.44
39 1/2"
10' 3"
41"
10' 11"
36"
10' 3"
4.24
35 1/2"
10' 2"
4.42
35 1/2"
10' 1"
36"
10' 3"
4.28
33"
4.37
35"
9' 10"
32"
9' 9"
31"
10' 1"
4.28
36"
10' 3"
4.09
30"
9' 9"
4.35
33 1/2"
10' 8"
36"
10' 2"
4.35
35"
10' 1"
4.46
34"
9' 11"
3.98
36"
10'0"
4.3
37"
10' 5"
4.28
36"
9' 8"
4.34
30"
9"
4.47
31 1/2"
9' 4"
4.15
31 1/2"
9' 10"
4.26
40 1/2"
10' 7"
4.14
33"
9' 7"
4.34
3-Cone
Hand
Arm
Wingspan
7.26
9 7/8"
30 5/8"
70 1/4"

Final Grade

7.48

Strengths 

Good athleticism for his build. Good at understanding his reads for run concepts he ran at Memphis. Runs like he’s bigger than he is with his contact balance and toughness. Is an elite receiving back prospect with good hands, ability to separate and elusiveness in space.

Weaknessess

A smaller player for a feature back role in an NFL offense. Combine that with limited usage at Memphis and that makes his NFL usage ceiling a projection, especially with 17 game seasons on the horizon. Will be very run scheme specific. Pass protection ability leaves much to be desired.

Injury History

Games Evaluated

vs. Ole Miss, vs Navy, @ Temple, vs Penn St (N) (2019)

Big Picture

Gainwell stands 5’11 201, and has a good athletic profile for that size. A smart player who understands the reads he needs to make at the line of scrimmage. This tells me he is very coachable which leads to be scheme flexible at the next level. Though he isn't elite at any of these traits, he runs with a good blend of linear speed, lateral agility and contact balance. Is an elite receiving back prospect with good hands, ability to separate and elusiveness in space. His size combined with limited usage at Memphis makes his role in the NFL a projection, but he can be a receiving back in a committee immediately. Fits best in a zone rushing scheme that will be creative with him to allow him to motion out to the slot regularly.

Team Fit

ARI

SF

LAR

Player Comp

Theo Riddick

Athleticism:

7.75

Lateral Agility
Elusiveness
Contact Balance
Explosion
Top End Speed
7.5
8
7.5
8
7.75

Weighed in heavier than anticipated at his pro day, which is nice because he still tested with good numbers as expected from his film. He possesses a dense build, particularly in his lower body. This shows up on film with his great burst and high end speed.

With Ball In Hands:

7.13

Lateral Agility
Cutting Ability
Pad Level & Leg Drive
Ball Security
7
7.25
7
7.25

Big Play Ability

Good vision on outside zone concepts and understands when to explode downfield. Isn't a perfect ball carrier but he is a rare fumbler. Always keeps his legs churning, but is somewhat of an upright runner.

Receiving:

8.38

He is an elite receiving back prospect. Was just as good as a slot receiver for Memphis and was extremely productive. He is fantastic in space with his elusiveness and athleticism, and is a nightmare for linebackers to cover in man.

Hands
Route Running
Ability to Seperate
Ability in Space
8.25
8.5
8.25
8.5

Blocking:

6.75

7.25

His lack of size doesn't hinder his effort in pass blocking. It does hinder his effectiveness however, as he will get run over by blitzing backers. He does get dirty however, as he will pop a player when lead blocking or taking on a linebacker.

Lead Blocking
Blocking in Space:
Pass Pro Technique:
Effort & Willingness
6.75
6.5
6.75
7

Competitiveness:

7.58

Toughness
Production
Motor
7.75
7

He has a good motor and competitive spirit. Only one real season of heavy usage. Runs hard and I don't question his ability to take a hit

Intelligence:

7.67

Has great awareness in space. Good patience to let his blockers set up on zone runs and consistently makes the correct reads off of them. Has the versatility to line up in the backfield or in the slot. Could be a 3 down back but unproven workload in college as well as a lighter frame bring that into question.

Instincts
Patience
Versatility
7.25
7.3
8.5