Nyheim Hines Draft Profile

Nyheim Hines draft profile

Strengths:

  • Speed
  • Versatility
  • Solid hands
  • Stiff arm
  • Return experience

Analysis: A two-sport star who lit up not only the football field but the track as well. Nyheim Hines has blazing speed and can hit the outside without much effort. He is a versatile threat offering creative offensive coordinators a toy to tinker with. Has experience as lone running back and slot receiver. Flashed his homerun potential with touchdown runs of 83, 54, 50, and 48 this season. Most comfortable when he’s keeping outside zone carries over the tackle. Build-up speed can eliminate pursuit angles and thrust him into open space for chunk yardage. Quality stiff-arm. Plays with adequate toughness to gain yards after contact. Hands and catch focus showed improvement this season as a receiver. He is a solid returner lining up as both a punt and kick returner for the Wolfpack and has taken three kicks back for touchdowns.

Weaknesses:

  • Size
  • Takes on too many hits
  • Lacks feel to set up blocks
  • Vision
  • Still raw for the position
  • Focus drops

Analysis: Nyheim Hines is still considered a ‘raw’ running back due to his lack of experience and consistent playing time. His size leaves a lot to be desired and is considered small for the position. He is too willing to take on big hits and that could cause durability issues at the next level. He is a better athlete than running back and better runner than receiver. Hines lacks the feel for blocking in front of him. Hasn’t learned to hug the lane and flow away from traffic just yet. Can be slow to see run lane development allowing defenders a chance to close. Needs to run with more consistent tempo and rhythm in outside zone. Vision stalls when attempting to find cutback lanes.

Size: 5’8 197lbs

Draft Rank: No.8 RB

NFL Comparison: Matt Breida

Draft Projection: Round 3-4

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