Per Dov Kleiman, the Bucs have decided to draft OL Robert Hainsey with the 95th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
With pick 95 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft, the #Buccaneers are selecting OT Robert Hainsey.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) May 1, 2021
Hainsey hails from the University of Notre Dame. He was the Fighting Irish’s starting right tackle for three years before declaring for the NFL Draft in 2021. He is projected to play either center or guard in the NFL.
Below is Hainsey’s scouting report, per The Athletic’s Dane Brugler:
“A three-year starter at Notre Dame, Hainsey lined up at right tackle in offensive coordinator Tommy Rees’ scheme. He emerged as a valuable member of the offensive line as a true freshman and the coaches routinely singled out his “wired the right way” leadership traits, especially in the offensive line room. Hainsey has shorter arms, choppy lateral steps and bends too much at the waist, leaving very little margin for error with his tempo and punch. Although it might not always look pretty, he sorts through things quickly and consistently ties up defenders. Overall, Hainsey has only average feet and his timing needs to improve, but he is strong, instinctive and quickly recovers. He can provide valuable depth while competing for a starting role at either center or guard.”
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