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Teddy Gaines, CB
Round 7, Pick 27 , Overall 27
From: Miami (Fla.)

Height/Weight: 5-11/166
Speed (40 time): 4.48

Info from Pro Football Weekly:

Notes: Former high school and college sprinter. Saw action in 12 games as a true freshman in 1998, with most of his action coming on special teams. Backup cornerback in all 12 games in '99, when he had 16 stops and three passes defensed before injuring his shoulder in the Fiesta Bowl. Missed spring 2000 while rehabbing his shoulder but came back to start every game at right cornerback in the fall. Ended up with 35-8 and his first interception. Split time and started six games in '01, recording 29-6.

Negatives: Lacks size and strength and can be muscled. Is not physical enough to be much of a factor vs. the run or on special teams, and bigger receivers can push him around. Struggles to locate the ball when in coverage and is late reacting at times. Just average ball skills.

Summary: Speed and movement skills give him a chance as a fourth corner since he can run with most receivers and flip his hips. However, he will have to get bigger and stronger and improve his tackling and hitting so he can help more on special teams.

Info from CNNSI.com:

Two-year starter primarily a special teams player early in his career. Totaled 29/0/7 his senior season after 36/0/9 the prior year.

Smallish cover-man best as a backup. Fast, works hard and displays good ball awareness. Cannot stay with opponents out of their routes, lacks the quick plant and break on the ball and easily gives up positioning when battling to defend the pass. Gives an effort in run defense but rather easily blocked out of the play or has his tackles broken. Free Agent.

Info from FOXSports:

During Teddy Gaines' career at Tennessee, he played well at cornerback, but unfortunately did not mature into the complete player some had hoped he would. Seeing action mainly on special teams and as a backup DB the first two seasons, the 6-1, 175-pound performer started every game in 2000, when he collected 30 tackles and finished second on the squad with eight pass breakups. Anticipating a powerful final season, Gaines started six of the Vols' 12 games, but did not become the impact player that he showcased during his junior year. While he has excellent height for a corner, he lacks bulk and is not physical with receivers. He needs more development in his technique and some added pounds without losing quickness to get a shot in the pros.