Kenneth Gainwell
Running Back from Memphis 2021 Draft Profile
Kenneth Gainwell
Height
5-11
Weight
195 lbs
College
Memphis
Position
RB
Class
Sophomore
Home town
Yazoo City MS
71/100
Player Rating
18
PositionRank
4.42
FortyYD Time
Rush YDs
1459
Rush AVG
6.3
Rush TDs
13
Receptions
610
Rec YDs
610

Kenneth Gainwell RB Memphis Draft Profile

Philadelphia Eagles Drafted: 2021: ROUND: 5 - Pick Number: 150 (PHI)
Strengths
  • Flashes initial burst and good lateral quickness to sidestep defenders or bounce runs outside with very good foot quickness. Displays very good feel as an inside and outside runner with above average vision to make sharp cuts - good patience¬∑ and footwork to pick through defenses.
  • Has the feet and feel running between the tackles and in the open field. He has very good vision and patience to pick through defenses.
  • Shows a surprising burst to beat linebackers to the edge. Can plant his foot in the ground and explode, showing better straight-line speed than expected.
  • Doesn't possess elite breakaway speed, but is fast enough to gain yardage in chunks when he finds a seam.
  • Not truly explosive, but possesses enough speed to beat linebacker to the edge.
Weaknesses
  • Does not always show a burst in the box, anticipates contact. Can get I turned easily on draws and inside isolation plays, shuffling and failing to restart momentum. Power in his cuts has been inconsistent. Tripped upon first contact.
  • Has a lean frame and lacks ideal bulk or muscle for the position. Doesn't have great strength, lacking a power element to his game to break many tackles.
  • Does not always read blocks behind pulling guards. May not be big enough to move piles at the next level and has a tendency to bury his head too soon.
  • Lacks size to be a true power back, will not move piles at the next level.
  • Offers little in pass protection and poor technique cut blocking, fails to do more than slow down blitzers by laying down in front of them.

How other scouting services rate Kenneth Gainwell (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
83.8
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
9.0