With his 150th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles pick … Kenneth Guinwell, run back, Memphis!
During that election, former Eagles scout Daniel Jeremiah said Gainwell was the last player left in the top 100 on the big board.
Gainwell is an exciting addition. The 22-year-old runner comes from a program in Memphis that recently created notable NFL runners such as Antonio Gibson, Darrell Henderson and Tony Pollard.
Gainwell was very productive as a runner and receiver in 2019, before giving up the 2020 season due to COVID-19. He adds a little juice to the Eagles̵
Here is a scout report through Lance Zierlein of NFL.com:
One-year starter with predominant size but predominant production. Gainwell is a challenging study as a slasher with medium speed and speed, but an excellent talent for changing direction. His tendency to accept monstrous contact as an inner runner must be a problem based on his structure. He does a great job of reading blockers / defenders and makes oily smooth cuts to change his tracking, while keeping his legs ready if a new quick cut is needed. His willingness to protect the pass and talent out in the background should help him find a home as a backup that goes back a third value down.
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The other motives of the Eagles
1 (10) – DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
2 (37) – Landon Dickerson, C, Alabama
3 (73) – Milton Williams, DT, Louisiana Tech
4 (123) – Zech McPhearson, CB, Texas Tech
5 (150) – Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Memphis
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