Amari Gainer
Outside Linebacker from Florida State   Scouting Report
Amari Gainer
Height
6-3
Weight
237 lbs
College
Florida State
Position
OLB
Class
Junior
Home town
Tallahassee FL
76/100
Player Rating
15
PositionRank
4.58
FortyYD Time
Sacks
1
Fumbles Forced
1
Tackles
54
Sol tackles
23

Amari Gainer OLB Florida State | NFL Draft 2022 Scouting Report

40-yard dash time: 4.58-seconds
Height: 6-3 Weight: 237 lbs
Position rank: #15
Games Played: 31
Total Snap Count: 1356
Overall Rating: 76/100
Tackling:
Pass Rush:
Run Defense:
Coverage:
Strengths
  • Is a gifted athlete with an impressive frame and a lot of raw ability. He needs to get stronger to do more damage at the point of attack and is very unpolished with the mental aspect of the position. Streaky instincts and anticipation.
  • Handles misdirection well with quick change-of-direction ability. Comes downhill quickly against the run when he has an open lane.
  • Gets pressures on inside stunts and was too explosive for college guards to handle.
  • Combines very good instincts with above-average reaction skills. Almost always finds the ball in traffic.
  • Closes quickly on relatively immobile quarterbacks. A consistently heavy hitter who flashes explosiveness and the ability to separate the ball.
  • Good athlete. Shows a natural feel for pass rushing. Very good lateral agility to shake pass blockers.
  • Flashes closing speed and agility to reach passers from the blind side or up the middle before they can escape.
Weaknesses
  • Generally an effective openfield tackler but doesn't wrap up consistently. Shows only average awareness in coverage.
  • Locates the ball but takes circuitous routes to go get to it. Should use power and long arms to take on and disengage from blocks. Inefficient with his angles.
  • His lateral agility and burst often put him in position to make big plays, but he takes questionable routes to the ball and struggles to avoid blockers when in pursuit.

How other scouting services rate Amari Gainer (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
91.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
15.0