Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 193
40: 4.34
Year: 5Sr

Phillip Gaines

School: Rice
Position: CB
Positive: Broke into the starting lineup as a sophomore. Senior totals included 36 tackles, 4 INTs, and 9 PBUs. Finished second in the nation as a junior with 18 pass defenses when he also added 83 tackles. Turned in a tremendous performance at the combine. Smart and tough cornerback whose draft stock is on the rise. Possesses good size, instinctive, and works well with safeties. Feisty, mixes it up with opponents throughout the route, and aggressively makes his way up the field to defend the run or screen passes. Has excellent length, shows a good burst to the ball, and nice timing on pass defenses. Effectively tracks the ball in the air and gets up to knock away the pass. Displays good route recognition in zone coverage.
Negative: Lacks the quick and fluid backpedal. Does not play to his 40-time.
Analysis: Gaines was a consistent performer on the college level then surprised people with his speed during his combine workout in late February. He possesses the physical skills NFL teams want in a cornerback and could eventually break into a starting lineup if he transfers his 40-time into playing speed.

Updated 4/28
RankRndNamePosYear
11stLaremy Tunsil
Mississippi
T3Jr
21stJalen Ramsey
Florida State
CB3Jr
31stJoey Bosa
Ohio State
DE3Jr
41stMyles Jack
UCLA
OLB3Jr
51stDeforest Buckner
Oregon
DE4Sr
61stJared Goff
California
QB3Jr
71stCarson Wentz
North Dakota State
QB5Sr
81stEzekiel Elliott
Ohio State
RB3Jr
91stRonnie Stanley
Notre Dame
T4Jr
101stLeonard Floyd
Georgia
OLB3Jr
111stJack Conklin
Michigan State
T4Jr
121stVernon Hargreaves
Florida
CB3Jr
131stDarron Lee
Ohio State
OLB4Jr
141stKevin Dodd
Clemson
DE4Jr
151stShaq Lawson
Clemson
DE3Jr
161stA'Shawn Robinson
Alabama
DT3Jr
171stLaQuon Treadwell
Mississippi
WR3Jr
181stRobert Nkemdiche
Mississippi
DT3Jr
191stEli Apple
Ohio State
CB3So
201stSheldon Rankins
Louisville
DT4Sr
211stPaxton Lynch
Memphis
QB4Jr
221stMackensie Alexander
Clemson
CB3So
231stReggie Ragland
Alabama
ILB4Sr
241stAndrew Billings
Baylor
DT3Jr
251stWill Fuller
Notre Dame
WR3Jr