Rashaan Gaulden – 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Rashaan Gaulden

CB

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
CB Tennessee 7 JR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'1 193 4.53 6'0 197 30 3/4 9 3/4

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.61 30 9'11 8 7.16 4.33

Overview:

Gaulden finished his career at Tennessee, where he played in 36 career games, had 140 tackles, 9.5 for loss, 1 interception, 10 pass breakups, 4 forced fumbles, and 3 fumbles recovered. He has good size, he has good speed, and was a tackling machine. He is a defensive play maker, and a difference maker on defense. He is a tough nosed player, and has good instincts. He is very versatile, as he can play both cornerback, and safety. He is a relentless defender, and a ferocious defender. He is a hard hitter, very physical, and does not back down. He is also a solid cover defensive back. On the other hand, he is not known as a ball hawk, as he only had 1 interception in his career, he missed all of the 2015 season due to a foot injury suffered during training camp, and while he has good speed, he does not have elite defensive back speed, but that does not hurt his game. With that said, I view Gaulden as a day 3 pick when it is all said and done.

Strengths:

Has good size

Has good speed

A tackling machine

A defensive play maker

A difference maker on defense

Very experienced

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

A tough nosed player

Has good instincts

Is versatile as he can play CB and S

A relentless defender

A ferocious defender

A hard hitter

Very physical

Does not back down

A solid cover DB

Did a good job of breaking up passes

Did a good job of bringing the ball carrier down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Weaknesses:

Has only 1 INT during his career

Missed all of 2015 due to a foot injury suffered during training camp

While he has good speed he does not have elite DB speed but that does not hurt his game

Career Stats:

Games Played: 36

Tackles: 140

Tackles For Loss: 9.5

Interceptions: 1

Pass Breakups: 10

Forced Fumbles: 4

Fumbles Recovered: 3