Ryan Hayes 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- Three-sport high school athlete: baseball, basketball, and football.
- No. 1 pitcher on his high school team with 85-88 mph pitch
- A 15-point and 10-rebound player
- Scheme tendencies: Fast-paced, up-tempo with elements of a spread offense
- 2022 projected role: Starting LT
Pros: Ryan Hayes’ long arms present a wide barrier to work around defensively. He has a powerful grip and latch. He will control a defender’s movements. He generates good separation on his extensions with a full lockout. He is a solid and sufficient pass protector. His adequate athleticism allows him to run certain rushers around the arc, keeping his QB clean. He walls and cuts off the rusher’s path with his short sets. I am a fan of his competitive nature and energy. He has the athleticism to pull in space on screens and the running game.
Cons: Ryan Hayes did not display a quick-twitched first step in his kick-slide or jump sets. Hayes shows average balance when redirecting and adjusting to DL games. His knee bend is less than stellar—he spends more time bending at the waist. As a result, he gives up leverage and his foundation. His feet can be knocked off the spot with speed-to-power rushers. He’s an athletic player, but it does not show up in his routine sets.
Ryan Hayes NFL Draft Scouting Report by Damian Parson