2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: RB Gerrid Doaks

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After redshirting in 2016, Gerrid Doaks led Cincinnati in rushing as a redshirt freshman in 2017 despite missing three games due to injury. He then missed all of 2018 with an injury he suffered in practice. Doaks returned in 2019 and was a steady producer for the Bearcats offense for the next two seasons. Doaks is a big and powerful back that runs angry and explodes into contact. He’s outstanding in pass protection and is aggressive with everything he does on the field. While he was underutilized as a receiving threat in college, the opportunities he did receive to catch the football produced impressive results and I believe there is some untapped potential regarding that component of his game. For a bigger back, Doaks has more quickness and elusiveness than expected. What tempers the evaluation for Doaks is the injury history and that he was never consistently a catalyst for offensive production at Cincinnati despite some really impressive flashes. Situation and opportunity could end up being major factors in the career Doaks ends up having, but there is a lot to like about him and what he brings to the table. 

Ideal Role: Versatile RB2.

Scheme Fit: Any.

Written by: Joe Marino 

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Joe Marino

Senior NFL Draft Analyst

Joe Marino is a Senior NFL Draft Analyst at TDN. Marino comes to TDN after serving as a draft analyst for NDT Scouting, FanRag Sports and Draft Breakdown dating back to 2014. In 2017, Marino became a Huddle Report Mock Draft Champion when he produced the most accurate mock draft in the world.

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