2014 NFL Draft: Defensive Back Prospects The Kansas City Chiefs Should Be Scouting

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October 27, 2012; Columbia, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers defensive back

E.J. Gaines

(31) recovers a fumble from Kentucky Wildcats running back

Raymond Sanders

(4) and returns it for a touchdown during the fourth quarter at Faurot Field. The Missouri Tigers defeated the Kentucky Wildcats 33-10. Mandatory Credit: Dak Dillon-USA TODAY Sports

E.J. Gaines, Corner Back, Missouri

Gaines is a stud athlete that isn’t afraid to get physical with receivers on the outside, or running backs that sweep to his side. Having watched him play the past few seasons, I feel like Gaines could possibly be the best corner back prospect in this years draft class. No biased intended.

The 5’10, 195 pound prospect possess great man-to-man coverage skills that could make him a perfect fit for the Chiefs aggressive defensive style. He’s projected to fall somewhere between rounds three or four, making him one of the more valuable prospects to be taken that late by any team.

Gaines could possibly be a perfect fit for the Chiefs defense, not only because of his man coverage skills, but because of his physicality in the run game and his ability to shed blockers. Gaines could be a great blitzing option- as we saw Bob Sutton do often with his corners.

If the Chiefs can land this kid in the third or fourth round, I feel like it could help take our secondary to the next level.