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Kenneth Gainwell

Kenneth Gainwell


Age: 22College: Memphis

2021 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
RB Rank: 23rd
Draft Rank (ECR) #202
Best / Worst #126 / #347
ADP #185

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Gainwell was the best receiving back in this class but fell to the fifth round, which is much further than anyone anticipated. Because of that, he falls down the board in rookie drafts. The Eagles have a competent three-down back in Miles Sanders, so they don't absolutely need to get Gainwell on the field, but it would be wise if they did. He may start out his career as a Nyheim Hines-type player who can become much more if given the opportunity.

(150) Gainwell was the main reason for Antonio Gibson only having 33 rushes in 2019. His best attribute is he runs routes like a WR at the RB position. May not have the size necessary to be a true NFL 3-down RB. Originally recruited as a slot WR.

Gainwell had to wait a long time to hear his name called in the 2021 NFL Draft, but he goes off the board in the 5th round to the Philaelphia Eagles. Gainwell will challenge Boston Scott right away and he should be able to find his way into some touches right away in this offense. Unfortunately, it's unlikely that he ever sees enough work to be a reliable fantasy option now. Gainwell was pegged as a borderline late 1st/early 2nd round pick in Dynasty rookie drafts heading into the Draft and that's certainly not the case anymore.

Opted out of 2020. Gainwell and Michael Carters tape will be interesting to watch translate/see how an NFL teams value them

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