Read in browser
 
The Daily Memphian – Truth in place.
 
 
Ad
 
Tigers Football Insider: Gainwell receives high praise from prominent NFL scout
 
By
 
Memphis running back Kenneth Gainwell (right) ran for a first down during the 2019 Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)
 

Memphis running back Kenneth Gainwell (right) ran for a first down during the 2019 Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Welcome back to the Tigers Football Insider, where we bring you the latest news and analysis from The Daily Memphian’s Steven Johnson each week. 

The 2021 NFL Draft is nearly two months away, and former Memphis running back Kenneth Gainwell could hear his name called early.

As scouts are getting deeper and deeper into their evaluation of prospects, one prominent one had high praise for Gainwell on Twitter.

Ad
 

The NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah had this to say after breaking down some of Gainwell’s film: “Sign me up for Memphis RB Kenneth Gainwell! Vision, burst and contact balance. He can line up in slot or out wide too. True three down value.”

It’s high praise from one of the sports’ most respected scouts. In 2019, Gainwell rushed for 1,459 yards while adding 610 receiving yards.

He finished with 16 total touchdowns while helping lead the Tigers to an AAC Championship. Gainwell opted out of the 2020 season but is still regarded as a Top 50 prospect by most.

Expect him to be off the board no later than Round Three.


More from your Insider:


Tigers' 2021 football schedule features another challenging road map

Memphis was just 1-3 in the regular season away from the Liberty Bowl in 2020.

Ad
 

2021 Memphis football schedule released

The Tigers have seven home games on their slate.

 
 
View this article on our website

Support quality, local journalism and access exclusive content by becoming a subscriber at dailymemphian.com.

.....