Photo of Rob Havenstein
Drafted By: Rams
  • Round 2
  • Pick 25
  • Overall 57

Combine Results

Grade
5.6 ?
  • 5.46 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 16 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 28.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 96.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 8.28 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.87 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"Havenstein is a right tackle only. He competed extremely well at the Senior Bowl. He's a really good football player." -- Mike Mayock

  • 6'7" Height
  • 33 3/4" Arm Length
  • 321LBS. Weight
  • 9 7/8" Hands

Overview

Started in 42 of his 54 games played. Considered the unquestioned leader of the Wisconsin offense. Came into Wisconsin at almost 390 pounds and has steadily worked his weight down during his time there. Weighed in at 332 pounds at Senior Bowl and dropped to 321 by the combine. Named first-team All-American by AFCA and named first-team All-Big Ten in 2014, starting all 14 games at right tackle and opening gaping holes for teammate Melvin Gordon. In 2013, named second-team All-Big Ten while starting every game at right tackle. Started every game in 2012 at right tackle as a sophomore. Played in 13 games in 2011 and redshirted in 2010. In high school in Maryland, named first-team all-state as a senior team captain and lettered in both football and basketball.


Pro Day Results


Bench press: 20 reps of 225 pounds

Analysis

Strengths

Massive tackle with very functional length. Looks oafish, but feet are much better than the eye expects. Takes quick steps and good angles for proper positioning to wall off defenders on gap plays. Above-average power in run game and runs legs to create movement. Drive blocker by nature. Block winner at point of attack. Uses well-timed punch and has adequate foot quickness to set out to edge speed. Aggressive, play-finishing demeanor on the field. Plus body control and balance on second-level blocks with ability to sustain. Can brace against power and has feet to counter inside moves in pass pro. Shows ability to mirror and has a wide "success zone."

Weaknesses

Stiffness in knees causes him to come out of stance way too tall. Is almost never under the pads of opponent. Too often has to sumo wrestle at impact to get defender centered. Initial lateral quickness not good enough to count on him with back-side cut-offs. Keeps hands too low pre-punch. Unathletic build with zero bubble. Some scouts worry about stiffness becoming an even greater problem after first few years in the league.

Draft Projection

Round 3 or 4

Bottom Line

Three-year starter who doesn't look the part in his uniform, but teams should worry more about how the dish tastes rather than how it is plated. With surprising feet to pair with good length and balance, Havenstein has the tools to be a starting right tackle in the league. He will be adequate when asked to zone block, but he can fire out and use his hips to leverage defenders out of run lanes.
-Lance Zierlein
C
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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