Chasen Hines

Chasen Hines

Measurements
  • Height
    6026
  • Hand
    7 7/8
  • VJ
    30.5
  • Weight
    327lbs
  • Arm
    33 7/8
  • Speed
    5.22
OG Combine Averages
  • Height
    6042
  • Hand
    9 3/4
  • VJ
    -
  • Weight
    314lbs
  • Arm
    33 1/4
  • Speed
    5.23
Luke Carr - Scout
Chasen Hines
  • Overall Rank
    121
  • Position Rank
    8
  • Position
    OG
  • Team
    LOUISIANA ST

Stats

Year Starts Games Sacks Allowed Hits Allowed Pressures Pressure %
2018 1 8 0 1 6 4.6%
2020 9 9 0 2 16 4.0%
2021 8 8 3 2 9 3.7%

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Extremely stout body, weighs a lot more than a typical value at the position, and is top heavy. Average arm length to play at OG. Missed 5 games in 2021 due to undisclosed injuries.

  • Size
    7
  • Length
    5
  • Frame/Durability
    4
Grade 5.3

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Finishes blocks in pass pro and on pulling plays/screens, needs to stay on blocks longer at the second level instead of disengaging so soon. Aids his C and RT when he is uncovered - chipping the DL and with his hefty frame, records lots of pancakes. Susceptible to overcommitting outside on stunts and leaving his inside gap wide open.

  • Toughness
    6
  • Instincts
    5
  • Effort/Motor
    6
Grade 5.7

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Hines doesn't get out of his stance as quick as other players on his OL, consistently being one of the last to move, but once he does, the first step explosiveness and ground gained is impressive, especially on gap running plays where he is asked to seal the backside or pull and kick out the DE. His speed is average as displayed on counter plays and in open space on screens, but still aids him as a blocker because combined with his weight means he has a lot of momentum to shift defenders and open lanes (lots of dominant reps AT UK (10/10/21) and AT Alabama (11/06/21) . His body control is limited and often finds himself over-reaching on blocks, because of poor hand placement and he is eager to make contact with the defender. Play strength is above the line and he demonstrates average flexibility to anchor when necessary.

  • Explosiveness
    6
  • Speed
    5
  • Body Control
    4
  • Flexibility/Bend
    5
  • Change of Direction
    5
  • Play Strength
    7
Grade 5.3

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Hines' pass pro is adequate, he sets well and keeps his eyes up for the duration of reps to identify stunts - however he does overcommit to outside, speed rushes, opening himself up to inside counters. Pad height out of stance is a major work-on too as when he is covered by a DL, the DL often beat him in the first couple of steps due to better leverage and the fact that his hand strike is average - too often he will aim too high or to the side of a defender, allowing them to evade his block and work back to the ball (however on other occasions when he is in pass protection, he shows good flashes). Anchor is adequate and when he gets a good grip of his defender, there is little risk of him moving backwards. Hines is an above the line run blocker on inside runs, but there is a lot of work to be done on reach blocks, as his head and therefore body placement doesn't get onto the frontside shoulder of defenders often enough, making it hard for him to open lanes. At the second level, Hines climbs nicely but his actual blocking there is limited as he tries to get downfield too quickly. His pulling and ability out in space is outstanding, the power that he creates to shift defenders off their spot is incredible and he opens lanes with ease. Big body leads to great push generated on short yardage situations, moving piles.

  • Pass Block
    6
  • Run Block
    6
  • Strike
    4
  • Second Level
    4
  • Pulling/Space Play
    8
  • Anchor
    6
  • Footwork
    6
  • Play Temperament
    5
Grade 5.6

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Played 35/51 possible games at LSU, picking up multiple undisclosed injuries, and one ankle injury requiring surgery. Day 3 Developmental Pick as an OG (who can be used as a backup Center having played there for LSU), best used in a gap run/RPO heavy offense. Zone blocking will take some time to learn, so Wide Zone offenses are ruled out if they require a competent starter. Would suit a lighter body by 10-20lbs to aid his ability to move and change direction in open space. Injuries may be of concern to NFL teams, and will need some time to develop AA traits to be a high-level starter.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • Kentucky
  • Jan - 01 - 1970
  • Pulling ability was on full display, pancakes and dominant seal blocks galore
  • iconWorst Game
  • Miss. State
  • Jan - 01 - 1970
  • 2 QB hurries allowed, was flattened by a D-lineman when anchoring
Best Trait
Pulling
Pro Comparison
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