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Greg Gaines | Defensive Tackle

Team: Washington Huskies
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 316

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Washington redshirt senior DT Greg Gaines accepted an invitation to the Reese's Senior Bowl.
Gaines won the Morris Trophy as the top defensive lineman in the Pac-12, and for good reason. The 6-foot-2, 322-pound defender helped Washington register as one of the best run defenses in the country, and while his stats aren't overwhelming (2.5 sacks, 11 tackles for loss), they don't tell the story about how good Gaines is at plugging the line and allowing the back seven to make plays. Gaines was considered a mid-round pick coming into the year by analysts, and has a real chance to go before the end of Day 2 -- especially if he performs well in events like this one. Mon, Dec 17, 2018 03:33:00 PM

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Washington redshirt senior DT Greg Gaines (knee) told Adam Jude of the Seattle Times that he's "ready to go" against Auburn on Saturday.

Gaines' return is a big one for the Huskies, who have some depth issues at defensive tackle after losing Vita Vea to the NFL Draft. Gaines has been one of the most productive run-stuffers in the country the last two years, and the 6-foot-2, 318-pound defender received some draft consideration before he ultimately decided to return to school. If the Huskies have any shot of winning, they'll need to hold Auburn's run game in check, and Gaines is a big part of that plan.
Mon, Aug 27, 2018 03:49:00 PM

CBS Sports reporter Dennis Dodd writes that Washington will turn to redshirt junior DT Greg Gaines as a replacement for departing star Vita Vea in 2018.

It's almost impossible to replace a talent like Vea who can stuff the run and also cause havoc in the passing game. Gaines won't be that type of player, but he can certainly help quiet the loss of him. The 6-foot-2, 318-pound defender had notions of going pro this year, but will return to the loaded Washington defense in 2018. As Dodd writes, Gaines "graded out the fifth-best D-lineman in the Pac-12 and a top-20 nationally run stopper. He missed only five tackles in 520 snaps." If he shows that kind of production again next year, he could be a Day 2 pick -- maybe even higher.
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Jan 16, 2018 01:45:00 AM

Washington redshirt junior DT Greg Gaines will return to school for the 2018 season.

Gaines (6'2/318) relayed the news to the Seattle Times following Saturday's 35-28 loss to Penn State in the Fiesta Bowl. He was only able to play in limited capacity during that bowl defeat, as he aggravated a torn PCL in his knee, one which he said he's been fighting through since October. The redshirt junior posted 29 tackles (5.0 for loss), 1.5 sacks and three passes defended during the regular season this year.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 01:43:00 PM

Washington redshirt sophomore DT Greg Gaines "has next level size, explosion and intensity," writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"While he needs to improve his play against the run, he’s a better pass rusher than former Husky Danny Shelton, the 12th overall pick of the 2015 draft," Pauline wrote. Gaines finished with two tackles for loss, both sacks, in Saturday's blowout win against Oregon. Gaines was also named the team's defensive player of the week earlier this season after the win over Portland State. Overall, Gaines has 7.5 TFL and 3.5 sacks through six games.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 06:07:00 PM