HEIGHT: 6'2 1/4"
WEIGHT: 225 lbs
—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.
—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.
Did not play in 2020.
—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.
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 RANK: 271/300
POSITION RANK: LB24
PRO COMPARISON: Gary Johnson
Written by B/R NFL Scout Justis Mosqueda