Gaines not getting to compete at Pro Day probably means he goes undrafted. But don’t bet against him as an UDFA. I have a feeling he will stick.
At 6-foot-2, 210 pounds, Gaines would be a taller, lengthier corner that some teams covet these days. And it’s a transition that’s been done before.
Former Oklahoma State safety Tre Flowers, for instance, is now a cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks. Gaines could follow a similar route as NFL teams have discussed that scenario with TCU safeties coach Paul Gonzales.
“A couple teams have asked about him at corner. They like the length and the ball skills that he has,” Gonzales said. “He’s very athletic and has a great skill set. And he’s got a high football IQ. He’s very instinctive, he has a knack for making plays and those things come out when you talk to him.”
Tonight could be a life-changer for Gladney.
Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU
King has Gladney going 32nd overall to the Kansas City Chiefs, though others have him projected to go higher. Gladney was a first-team All-Big 12 pick in 2019 and a second-team selection the year before, when Pro Football Focus rated him as the defensive back with the lowest passer rating allowed in the conference.
Alamo Bowl Comeback? Yeah, let’s do it.
In the last quarter, an Oregon TD pass was nullified when their quarterback’s knee was ruled down on a low shotgun snap. TCU scored on every second-half possession and tied the score at 31-31 on a 22-yard field goal with 19 seconds left in regulation.
The Frogs scored first in the first overtime when Kohlhausen threw a 7-yard touchdown. The Ducks answered with Royce Freeman’s third touchdown run.
After the teams exchanged field goals in the second overtime, Kolhausen sneaked around the right end on an option, and seemingly disappeared behind his blockers until he was in the end zone. TCU’s 2-point conversion pass attempt failed, but Oregon’s final chance to tie the game ended with an incomplete pass on fourth down near the goal line, giving TCU a 47-41 triple overtime victory.
Give Malcolm Kelly all the money. All. Of. It. Keeping JoJo home would be massive for TCU.
This brings us to TCU. Malcolm Kelly and the Horned Frogs are the only sources I spoke with that expressed any sort of confidence. Kelly has been a deadly recruiter and a thorn in the Texas side after taking Quentin Johnston from the Longhorns last year. Not to mention, Aledo is a huge pipeline for TCU. I’ve been told since the beginning that TCU would be a tough out for anyone in this recruitment. A Fort Worth boy, Earle could see himself staying home for college. I’m sure the TCU staff will be pushing Jalen Reagor’s draft position on Earle this week as a factor.