"He'll be a mauler-brawler," one scout raved to BobMcGinnFootball.com. "He overpowers everybody. I think he's going first round. Hernandez is a man, and he's mature like a man."
Hernandez should slot in as an immediate starter, joining Manning's new blindside protector, Nate Solder, on a revamped offensive line.
In the last five seasons, per NFL Research, New York running backs have averaged just 1.58 yards before contact -- second-worst in the league behind Detroit.