Nyheim Hines
Projection
Round 3-4
Grade
B
6.60
Eventual Starter

Nyheim Hines

Running Back
North Carolina State
  • Year: Junior
  • Height: 5-8
  • Weight: 198
  • 40-Yard: 4.38
  • Arm: 30 ¾
  • Hand: 8 ⅞
  • Bench: N/A
  • Vertical: 35.5
  • Broad: 119
  • 3-Cone: 7.18
  • 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.35
  • 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A

Strong Points

Speed and burst. Get him in the open field and he can take it to the house. Good receiver. Productive kick and punt returner. Good vision/instincts. Shows he can cut back. Had a number of big plays over his career. Elusive in space.

Weak Points

Only a one-year starter. Size. Hasn't done much as a blocker. More of a one-cut guy when running inside.

The Way We See It

A true junior, Hines had a breakout season in 2017 after being a backup the previous two years. His first two seasons he rushed for 243 and 44 yards, respectively, before running for 1,112 in 2017 and averaging 5.6 yards per carry. Short and well-built but not big by any means, Hines possesses speed and quickness and shows good instincts as a runner. Give him an open seam and he's gone. He's very reliable as a receiver (89 career receptions). Not a power runner and won't get much after contact. Has the return skills to be a club's No. 1 kickoff returner, but Hines will be a backup punt returner in the NFL. Overall, he should become a reliable role player who can handle about 15 touches per game. Not built to do much more, but he can be very productive in a limited role. Hines has some special to him if used the right way.