STRENGTHS - Gaskins is a big-bodied hybrid player with some decent athletic tools. As a bigger player, he is tough to bring down and will run through arm tackles as an inside runner. He does show good vision and sees the hole well. He isn't used as a traditional fullback as he carries the ball a lot as a running back, but when he does lead a running back into the defense he does it well, especially cracking down the line. He has the size to anchor against pass rushers coming up the middle of the defense. As a pass catcher, Gaskins does a good job of securing the ball before turning up the field. He looks to be a tough player as he hasn't missed any time during his career.
WEAKNESSES - While Gaskins has good size, he lacks explosiveness and has very little playing speed. He is not a player who can hit the home-run and won't challenge defenses if and when he gets to the edge. He is not a strong outside runner and doesn't have cutback ability to break tackles and make defenders miss. He lacks foot speed and doesn't possess much quickness or sudden movement abilities. He is simply a very average between the tackles type of player who is a plodding mover with the ball in his hands.
SUMMARY - Gaskins is a big, thick player who plays a hybrid role as a running back and fullback for Richmond. He is tough to bring down with the ball in his hands when he runs between the tackles and will run through defenders who try to tackle him with their arms. He isn't quick and decisive as he generally is a plodder running the ball straight forward. He has very little lateral agility and doesn't show up on tape as having any athletic traits that stand out in any area of the game. He hasn't played a traditional fullback role but when he leads the running back into the defense he does a decent job of clearing lanes in a physical manner. He does an adequate job of catching the ball and securing it before he turns it up the field, but there is little explosion or burst in his game. Overall, he doesn't have the athletic tools to separate himself from the better athletes that are currently on NFL rosters and he warrants free agent status at this time.