Mitch Hyatt

Clemson
OL26

Prospect Info

College
Clemson
Hometown
Class
GA
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 5"
303 lbs
34 1/8”
Hands
10 1/4”

Prospect Grade

5.33
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
--
Seconds
 
Bench Press
28
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
25.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
102.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.72
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.52
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

Playlist

Hyatt went to Death Valley as one of the top recruits in the country, earning first-team USA Today High School All-American notice for his efforts. The Georgia native was a third-team All-American as a freshman for the Tigers, starting 15 games at left tackle. Hyatt was a second-team all-conference pick after starting 14 games on the blind side in 2016, scoring a 90 percent grade against Alabama in his team's title game victory. The Associated Press named Hyatt a second-team All-American in 2017, and he also earned the ACC's Jacobs Blocking Trophy and first-team all-conference accolades as a third-year starter on the left side. Hyatt repeated as the Jacobs Trophy winner and first-team All-ACC selection in 2018, while also garnering first-team All-American honors by starting all 15 games at left tackle for the national champs.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 5-6
NFL Comparison
Ty Sambrailo
Overview
Four-year starter who is credited by his offensive coordinator with helping to change the culture of the Clemson offensive line. Hyatt is lacking in mass, power and traits, but he's steady and understands how to play. Clemson's offense covered up some of the deficiencies that will show up on the pro level in pass protection but that can be improved upon with better strength. Hyatt could find his calling as a zone-scheme guard with swing tackle ability.
Strengths
  • Four-year starter and rarely tasted losing
  • Understands technique and how to play
  • Lateral quickness to find landmarks for outside zone
  • Adequate hip roll and hand placement into down blocks
  • Calibrates timing of work-up blocks to mirror linebacker
  • Fluidity to bend and adjust in space
  • Stays on blocks with tenacity and athleticism
  • Has ability to mirror rush up through top of the arc
  • Throws punch with direct inside route
  • Efficient footwork and proper technique to handle twists.
Weaknesses
  • Underdeveloped through chest and arms
  • Too much leaning to close distance on rushers
  • Lacks sand in his pants to drop a sudden anchor
  • Hands linger for easy swipe-aways in pass punch
  • Outside hand is too soft and edge gets compromised
  • Panics and lunges at the top of the rush
  • Struggles to press defenders out of his frame
  • Core power and contact balance are below average
  • More busy than potent on double team and drive blocks
  • Subpar reaction time to twitchy movers
Sources Tell Us

"He will probably stick around because he's smart and he moves OK, but he's just a backup from what I saw on tape." - AFC offensive line coach
GRADE
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