BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter who totaled 31/7/4 as a senior after 40/2.5/5 the prior year.
POSITIVES: Gaines is a hard-working prospect who gets the most from his abilities. Unlikely to be drafted, he has the approach and attitude
that could make it tough to keep him off an NFL roster.
NEGATIVES: Lacks the size to be an every-down defensive end and speed to be moved to linebacker. Slow shedding blocks once engaged at
ANALYSIS: Undersized college defensive end who plays with a non-stop motor. Fires off the snap, keeps his pads low to the ground, and
is rarely off his feet. Effectively fights with his hands to protect himself, keeps his feet moving on contact, and is strong
for his size. Shows a burst of speed to the action.