Myles Gaskin: 2018 NFL Draft Preview

Myles Gaskin enters his junior season with the Washington Huskies as a favorite to land on the All Conference team.

Myles Gaskin surpassed 1,300 yards on the ground last year while adding 11 total touchdowns, one of those coming in the air. At 5’10 and weighing just over 200 pounds, he is a tad undersized for the pro game. What Gaskin does best is make people miss in small spaces. His lateral burst is his biggest asset and allows him to be a threat in the run game. He has some pass catching ability but it is not his bread and butter. He also is one of the better pass blocking backs in the country.

Myles Gaskin NFL Draft
Myles Gaskin via Washington Athletics

Unfortunately for his draft stock, Gaskin lacks the top end speed that so many of the feature NFL backs have. He doesn’t have the ability to run away from defenders which will cause him to drop on most team’s draft boards. He doesn’t break many tackles but the ones he does are due to his motor and effort as opposed to natural power. All in all Gaskin will be a professional running back but he may have to be a role player.

Where Gaskin is drafted will rely heavily on how he plays this season. While a good season could raise his draft stock, a bad season or injury could drop his stock much further. Gaskin will most definatly be one back to keep an eye on throughout the coming season.

 




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