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Chris Hairston (OL)
  • Height:
    6'6"
  • Weight:
    326 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    35 1/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 1/4 in.
  • College:
    Clemson
  • Conference:
    ACC
Featured Prospects

Selected by: Buffalo Bills
Round: 4
Pick (Overall): 25 (122)

Pick Analysis: The Bills pick up a developmental prospect with the selection of Hairston. He has the combination of size, strength and athleticism that scouts covet in edge blockers. He might not give them an immediate jolt at the position, but he could be a down-the-road solution at the position.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash5.43 sec
  • Vertical Jump29.0 inch
  • Broad Jump96.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill7.9 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.7 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
Buzz

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.


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.

Grade

5.5

 
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