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E.J. Gaines | Defensive Back

Team: St. Louis Rams
Age / DOB:  (22) / 2/23/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 190
College: Missouri
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The Rams have started sixth-round pick E.J. Gaines at left cornerback in each of their first two games.
Gaines hasn't been noticeably exposed yet, but that time may be coming against Dez Bryant this week. RCB bookend Janoris Jenkins has been frustratingly inconsistent throughout his career, supporting Dez's matchup at the Edward Jones Dome. Even if usual LCB Trumaine Johnson (MCL sprain) returns this week, it's likely he would be eased back into the lineup versus Dallas. Sep 17 - 10:25 AM

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Rams signed No. 188 overall pick CB E.J. Gaines to a four-year contract.

Although Gaines (5-foot-10, 190 pounds) is slightly built, he's a feisty, physical zone corner, one who stood out as a gunner on special teams at Mizzou. That's where Gaines should begin his NFL career, but he could develop into a No. 2 or 3 corner.
Jun 12 - 6:03 PM

Rams selected Missouri CB E.J. Gaines with the No. 188 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Gaines (5-foot-9 5/8, 190) was a three-year starter for the Tigers, finishing his career with 14 tackles for loss, eight interceptions, and three forced fumbles. He ran 4.48 at the Mizzou Pro Day. Although Gaines is slightly built, he held 6-foot-5 Mike Evans to four catches for eight yards (not a typo) in the Tigers' November win over Texas A&M. Gaines is a feisty, physical zone corner and was a standout gunner on Missouri's special teams. He projects as a No. 2 or 3 corner in time.
May 10 - 4:12 PM

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