Photo of Hayes Pullard
Drafted By: Browns
  • Round 7
  • Pick 2
  • Overall 219

Combine Results

5.25 ?
  • 4.78 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 19 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 31.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 110.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.07 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.39 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Pullard was a rare 4 year starter for USC and has experience playing in a 34 and 43. He needs big bodies in front of him to keep him clean but he is an excellent run and chase linebacker with plus coverage ability. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'0" Height
  • 31 1/4" Arm Length
  • 240LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands


2014: Honorable mention All-Pac-12. Played all 13 games, starting 12. Led team with 95 tackles. 2013: Second-team All-Pac-12. Started all 14 games at ILB. Led team in tackles. 2012: Honorable mention All-Pac-12. Started all 13 games, making three starts at MLB and 10 starts at WLB.

Pro Day Results

40-yard dash: 4.69 and 4.7 seconds
Vertical jump: 30 1/2 inches
Broad jump: 8 feet, 10 inches
20-yard short shuttle: 4.4 seconds



Patient. Won't hit the gas unless it's necessary. Leverages outside runs and doesn't give away cutback lanes very often. Athletic mover in space and has functional closing speed. Functional change-of-direction player. Transitions with smooth hips and acceleration to chase perimeter passes. Can mirror in man coverage and has solid ball skills. He's willing to throw his body into a tackle. Scouts like his leadership.


Not a tough guy on tape. Will back up and give ground to stay clean against second-level blocks rather than slip them. Doesn't possess violent hands and has trouble shedding blocks. Must improve his play strength. Lacks a downhill, attacking quality. Has athleticism and instincts to play middle but might lack "mean." Has tackle numbers, but hasn't had a sack in two years and has caused or recovered very few turnovers during that time.

Draft Projection

Round 6 or 7

NFL Comparison

Lamin Barrow

Bottom Line

Athletic linebacker who falls into a habit of letting plays come to him rather than making things happen. While lacking an aggressive strike as a tackler, Pullard has the athleticism to be a solid NFL player. He has to find a scheme that can keep him clean or he might be just another linebacker.
-Lance Zierlein
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.