Phil Haynes

Wake Forest
G

Prospect Info

College
Wake Forest
Hometown
Class
Raleigh, NC
r-Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 4"
322 lbs
33 1/2”
Hands
9 1/2”

Prospect Grade

5.50
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Seattle
Seahawks
Round 4 ‧ Pick 22
40 Yard Dash
5.2u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
33
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
31.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
108.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.76
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.95
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

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Haynes was one of three all-conference-caliber redshirt seniors to start the season for Wake Forest in 2018, along with center Ryan Anderson and left tackle Justin Herron (though Herron suffered a season-ending injury in the opener). The Raleigh native was a third-team All-ACC pick as a junior, starting 12 games at left guard. He stepped up to second-team all-conference notice in his senior season, starting all 13 games at his left guard spot. Haynes started all 13 games at right guard as a sophomore after starting the first nine games of his redshirt freshman season at right tackle (playing in 12 overall).
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 4-5
NFL Comparison
Laken Tomlinson
Overview
Powerful guard prospect with well-built frame that can handle more mass. Haynes was a four-year starter (three at guard, one at right tackle) and is known for durability and leadership. He's more fragmented than fluid as a mover and will offer inconsistent results when pulled away from his home base. As a base blocker, his firm initial punch and quality leg drive can create running lanes. He needs to improve his twist recognition and recovery but has enough technique and power to become a starter at right guard within a year or two.
Strengths
  • Possesses desired body composition with favorable lean muscle mass, well-proportioned frame and long arms
  • Adequate knee bend and pad level for workable leverage as a run blocker
  • Initial contact into defender carries noticeable pop
  • Works for early punch-and-extend wins with hands in both run and pass game
  • Impressive hand grip strength
  • Runs feet through contact, generating movement with drive in lower body
  • Plays with good toughness and won't back down
  • Powerful upper body with ability to lock out and control opponent
  • Able to protect against edge pressure with pure strength
  • Hands are patient in pass punch but gets into his target with good force, quickness and accuracy
  • Plays to his arm length and shows ability to reset hands when he loses opponent's frame
  • Anchor isn't perfect, but wide base and strong core provide enough sand for the fight
Weaknesses
  • Looked more fluid in his movements in 2017 tape. Lacks fluidity and consistency when attempting to work up to his second block
  • Struggles to find centered contact as a move blocker
  • Could struggle to land on targets in space
  • Needs to improve initial quickness in response to the snap
  • Just average at securing base blocks with footwork and positioning
  • Has tendency to get too upright when working in space
  • Might lack desired lateral foot quickness for recovery when beaten
  • Must protect against over-extending in pass protection
  • Lingers too long on snap-off block against T/E twists and gets beat by looping edge rushers

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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