Mitch Hyatt: a lightning quick first step could land him in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft. Read how high an NFL team could draft Hyatt.
Position: Offensive Tackle
College: Clemson #75
40 Time: 4.94
- First true freshman to start their first game on offensive line at Clemson since 1980.
- 2015: Freshman All-American, third team All-ACC.
- 2016: First Team All-ACC.
NFL Draft Board Analysis
NFL Draft Board Potential
Right now Mitch Hyatt is the last 2018 NFL prospect to appear in the top half of the NFL Draft Board. Hyatt is a safe bet for the first round for any NFL general manager. But there are some other sophomores that could overtake Hyatt. Connor Williams, Texas, and Orlando Brown, Oklahoma, both made second-team All-American. They could overtake Hyatt on the NFL Draft Board. Hyatt’s first step makes him a unique talent. Although his arms may seems short at times, a good NFL offensive line coach will improve his technique.
Comparative Position Ranking on the NFL Draft Board
Mitch Hyatt comes after Mike McGlinchey right now on the NFL Draft Board. McGlinchey racked up third-team All-American honors. And, McGlinchey came back for a fifth year at Notre Dame. So, McGlinchey provides a more finished product for an NFL general manager.
- Road grader, puts defensive linemen on their backs.
- Lightning fast first step in pass blocking and cut blocking.
- Can get to second level.
- If pad level was a little lower on some plays he could create more leverage and maintain better balance.
- Conserves energy at the end of some plays.
- With more arm extension, Hyatt’s vision would increase and Hyatt could read defensive stunts better.
- He does well in pass blocking, but would have an easier time with more arm extension.