time2rock Posted May 19, 2021 Share Posted May 19, 2021 Eagles rookie RB Kenneth Gainwell makes a list of Day 3 steals who could overperform Glenn Erby May 17, 2021 6:55 am ET Howie Roseman landed talent and value during the fifth round of the NFL draft when he landed former Memphis dual-threat running back Kenneth Gainwell at pick No. 150 overall. An electric runner and pass catcher, Gainwell is expected to alleviate some of the pass-catching difficulties that plagued the Eagles from the running back position last season. Former NFL safety and ESPN analyst, Matt Bowen listed some of the top sleeper picks who could overperform this coming season. Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Philadelphia Eagles Pick: Round 5, No. 150 (Memphis) Gainwell is a dual-threat running back who can be deployed like Austin Ekeler in the Eagles’ system. Gainwell caught 51 passes for 651 yards in 2019 before he opted out of last season. He’s a patient route runner who can release from the backfield or flex outside to run crossers, corners, and fades. The Eagles signed Kerryon Johnson after the draft, but that shouldn’t affect Gainwell’s role in Philly. New coach Nick Sirianni can use two-back personnel with both Gainwell and Miles Sanders on the field at the same time to create schematic advantages in the game plan. Gainwell’s ability as a pass-catcher should allow the Eagles to deploy the rookie in formations and schemes with both veteran running backs, while not impacting Dallas Goedert, DeVonta Smith or Jalen Reagor in personnel groupings. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/2021/05/17/nfl-draft-philadelphia-eagles-kenneth-gainwell-day-3-steal-overperform/?fbclid=IwAR1n3UBVXIl7rcORJH-OLvYv-7fsrMpLenWntRB4XG30liXnPhRMpoWNC_Y 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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