SD 2011 Ranking : #44
Position: Outside Linebacker
Experience : Redshirt Sophomore
Strengths : Great physical size at 6-foot-1, 228-pounds.
Weakness : Lack of experience at the college level.
Gainer will enter camp as the back-up to Denicos Allen. While everyone expects Allen to man the position, Gainer will be a player to watch in case of any injuries.
Overall : Gainer has the physical tools and should be expected to contribute this season. The talent is there it's a matter of continued progress on the field for such a young player.
Why They Made The List : While everyone expects Denicos Allen to be the guy, you always have to look at a player like Gainer to be a player that will contribute on a weekly basis. Now is the time for Detroit native to earn his scholarship and push Allen each week.