BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter who posted 43/1/6 as a senior after 49/2/4 the previous year.
POSITIVES: Athletic corner with outstanding size. Runs with receivers off the line, quickly breaks to the ball, and has a burst of closing speed. Physical, jams opponents, and knocks them from their routes.
NEGATIVES: Struggles making plays with his back to the ball. Shows marginal instincts.
ANALYSIS: Gaines offers the size/speed numbers to play at the next level, yet for the most part he has been an underachiever who has never met the expectations of NFL scouts.