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Grade
5.57 ?
  • 5.43 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 33 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 29.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 96.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.90 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.70 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'6" Height
  • 35 1/4" Arm Length
  • 326LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

Hairston has the natural size, strength and adequate athleticism necessary to develop into a starting right tackle in the NFL. Exhibits the awareness needed at the next level. Uses power to his advantage stalemating the bull rush and engulfing smaller defensive lineman in the running game. Not at his best when asked to block out in the open, getting to the second level, or in the screen game. Has a tough time dealing with upper-level quickness from DL's. Must overcome minor injury history. Hairston should come off the board in the middle rounds of April's draft.

Analysis

Strengths

Hairston possesses NFL ideal height for the offensive tackle position. Has great bulk and uses size and strength to his advantage while run blocking and in pass pro. Smart player who understands scheme concepts and his assignments. Not susceptible to the bull rush. Does a good job getting his hat in position when run blocking.

Weaknesses

Not a premier athlete or overly comfortable blocking out in space. Can be beat by a quick, inside pass rushing move. Doesn't consistently fight off counter moves. Needs to watch his pad level in the running game. Has missed some time due to injuries over the course of his college career.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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