Rob Havenstein- Offensive Tackle- Wisconsin
Size: 6’8 333lbs

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Strengths:

  • Huge size- very long arms
  • Drive blocker
  • Wins initial blocks
  • Sustains blocks at second level
  • Aggressive demeanor

Analysis: Havenstein is a large, large man.  Once he gets his hands engaged with a defender, it is hard for the defender to shed him.  Havenstein is a great “drive” blocker, meaning he will keep his legs moving until the defender is on the ground or out of the play.  Havenstein has the power in his torso to stand his ground when a defensive lineman attempts to bull rush him.  Great run blocker, will open large holes for any running back.  Three year starter at Wisconsin, who seem to graduate multiple offensive lineman to the NFL after every season.

Need to Improve:

  • Stiff- especially in lower body
  • Lack of leverage
  • Stands upright
  • Size- negative impact long term?
  • No knee bend
  • Liability in pass protection

Analysis: Havenstein’s large size has its positives and negatives.  At 6’8, Havenstein struggles getting lower than defenders at the point of attack.  This causes leverage issues and failing to block defenders at the “center” of his body.  Holding calls become the result.  With Havenstein’s large build, his lateral quickness will be tested often.  Scouts wonders if he can pass block specifically against speed rushers.  If drafted in a run oriented offense, Havenstein can shine.  Without proper technique, he can become a liability in pass protection.

Round Prediction: 4-5

NFL Comparison: Jared Gaither

Dan SchalkFootballNFL DraftNFL DraftRob Havenstein- Offensive Tackle- Wisconsin Size: 6'8 333lbs Strengths: Huge size- very long arms Drive blocker Wins initial blocks Sustains blocks at second level Aggressive demeanor Analysis: Havenstein is a large, large man.  Once he gets his hands engaged with a defender, it is hard for the defender to shed him.  Havenstein is a great 'drive'...Why go anywhere else for sports and entertainment?