Rashaan Gaulden

Tennessee
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Prospect Info

College
Tennessee
Hometown
Class
Spring Hill, TN
r-Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 1"
197 lbs
30 3/4”
Hands
9 3/4”

Prospect Grade

5.55
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Carolina
Panthers
Round 3 ‧ Pick 21
40 Yard Dash
4.61
Seconds
 
Bench Press
8
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
30.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
119.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.16
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.33
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
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Seconds
 
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Gaulden played very well for the Volunteers in 2017, but a temporary moment of insanity against Alabama is what made national headlines. Tennessee had just scored their first touchdown in many weeks when Gaulden answered jeers from the Tide's student section with a profane gesture. He was contrite after the game, acknowledging that frustration had gotten the best of him. On the field, Gaulden was one of Tennessee's best players, starting all 12 games, posting 65 stops, 3.5 for loss, an interception, five pass breakups, three forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries. He started nine of 13 games played at nickel as a sophomore in 2016, recording 68 tackles, six for loss, and four pass breakups. The Tennessee native and four-star safety recruit played in all 11 games as a true freshman (seven tackles), but couldn't build on that success the following year, undergoing surgery for a foot injury suffered during 2015 camp.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 4-5
Strengths
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Weaknesses
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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league