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2019 NFL Draft

Mitch Hyatt

OT/Clemson

  • B
    6.50
    Projection
    Round 4
  • YearSenior
  • Height6-5
  • Weight303
  • Hand10
  • Arm34 ⅛
  • 40-yard5.35
  • Bench28
  • Vertical25.5
  • Broad102.0
  • 3-cone7.72
  • 20-yard4.52
  • 60-yardN/A

    Strong Points: Four-year starter at left tackle. Very durable. Rock-solid college player who blocks the run and pass with equal proficiency.

    Weak Points: Lacks many NFL tackle traits. Only adequate lateral agility and recovery -- beatable with wide speed. Shorter legs and longer torso. Arms might also be a bit short. Gets overextended and falls off some blocks. Overall strength is good (not great).

    The Way We See It: Hyatt started for four seasons with the Tigers but won't be playing outside in the NFL. Though some clubs might want to start him off at right tackle before moving him inside, Hyatt's body structure is better built for guard than tackle. He lacks the length, quick feet and lateral agility to hold up on the left side vs. NFL defensive ends. If he is moved to guard, he must build more strength in both the upper and lower body to finish better than he did in college. There is no question that Hyatt is tough and has the intangibles to play in the NFL, and he should become an eventual starter. Until he is ready to start, he will be a quality backup with position versatility.

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