E.J. Gaines   #28 CB

Height: 5-10   Weight: 191   Age: 26

Born: 2/23/1992 Lees Summit , MO

College: Missouri

Experience: 5th season

High School: Fort Osage HS [Independence, MO]









Draft 2014

Pick No.188

Selected By: St. Louis Rams

Round: 6

Pick (Overall): 12 (188)

Pick Analysis: Cornerback-running back who also played basketball and ran track as a Missouri prep. Played in 13 games as a true freshman in 2010 and recorded 26 tackles, one pass breakup and no interceptions as a special-teams player and reserve defensive back. Took over as a starting cornerback in 2011 and tallied 69 tackles, 16 pass breakups and two INTs with three tackles for loss and one forced fumble. The combined 18 passes defended set a Mizzou record and ranked fourth in the NCAA. Returned nine punts for 98 yards (10.9-yard average) and one touchdown, a 44-yard scamper against Western Illinois. In 2012, he totaled 74 tackles, 11 pass breakups and one INT with seven tackles for loss and two forced fumbles. Scored on a 13-yard fumble recovery against Kentucky. In 2013, recorded 75 tackles, three pass breakups and five INTs with four tackles for loss. In the SEC championship game against Auburn, he had an 11-yard fumble recovery for a TD. Missed two games with a quad strain. Team captain. Bench pressed at the combine but was medically excluded otherwise (pelvis).


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  1. 2014 Draft profile: CB E.J. Gaines, Missouri

    Published: April 14, 2014 at 02:47 p.m.

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