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Anthony Hines III NFL Draft 2021: Scouting Report for Dallas Cowboys LB

BR NFL Scouting DepartmentContributor IMay 2, 2021

Auburn wide receiver Eli Stove (12) dives for the end zone for a touchdown as Texas A&M linebacker Anthony Hines III (19) defends during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)
Sam Craft/Associated Press


HEIGHT:
 6'2 1/4"

WEIGHT: 225 lbs

     

POSITIVES

—Great athlete who has a fast trigger.

—Athleticism shows up when moving sideline-to-sideline.

—Can get skinny like an edge-rusher to beat blocks.

—High-effort player.

        

NEGATIVES

—One-year starter who last played football in 2019.

—Thin player at 225 pounds.

—Does not have great film when fitting the inside run.

—Play strength is not a positive trait.

—Coverage skills are not up to NFL standards.

         

2020 STATISTICS

Did not play in 2020.

       

NOTES

—Texas defensive player of the year as a senior.

—Was given a scholarship in middle school.

—Medical redshirt in 2018 because of a torn ACL.

      

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OVERALL

Anthony Hines is a fairly raw linebacker with great speed, despite his small frame. After becoming one of the most sought-after recruits in Texas as a prep, he started only 13 games in college because of a knee injury that ended his 2018 season and the fact that he opted out of the 2020 season.

He essentially declared for the draft as a redshirt sophomore, which puts his lack of experience into perspective. His athleticism is enough to warrant a potential draft selection, as he should be able to contribute on special teams with his play speed and motor. Hopefully he develops more as a coverage player, where his athleticism would allow him to eat snaps 

       

GRADE: 6.3/10 (Round 7)

OVERALL RANK271/300

POSITION RANKLB24

PRO COMPARISON: Gary Johnson

       

Written by B/R NFL Scout Justis Mosqueda

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