2021 DRAFT ROUND
OVERALL PICK #
EVALUATION GRADE DEFNITIONS
INSTANT IMPACT PLAYER
The player is elite or displays a high upside potential combined with any of the following traits. Produced at a high level in college when facing top competition, exhibited above average/elite skill set in college, displayed above average/elite athletic ability at NFL combine.
The player performed at a high level in college combined with any of the following traits. Produced at an above-average/elite level against average competition, but lacked consistency when facing above average/elite competition. Exhibits high upside skills, and needs an additional season or two of development.
The player either performed at an average/below average rate in college, but has the elite level size and athleticism needed for his position. The player was underdeveloped at the high school or college level and needs more development, or the player lacks the work ethic required to play at a high level.
(Kenneth Gainwell made it official. His brief, brilliant Memphis football career is over. Gainwell announced Sunday night on Twitter that he declared for the 2021 NFL Draft, a decision that seemed all but certain when he opted out of the 2020 season. He leaves after an All-American freshman season in 2019 where he had 2,069 all-purpose yards and 16 total touchdowns. Gainwell was a unanimous AAC first team selection, a second-team All-American by Sporting News, AAC Rookie of the Year and named Freshman of the Year by the Football Writers Association of America. If Gainwell is drafted, it will be the eighth consecutive year the Tigers have someone selected. - Memphis Commercial Appeal)