Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Taylor Hearn

Guard
School: Clemson | Conference: ACC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-4 / 320 | 40: 5.45 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.23
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Two-year starter who was named Third Team All-ACC and received an invite to the Senior Bowl in 2017. Earned a starting job at the beginning of his sophomore season in 2016.
Pos: 
Powerful run-blocking lineman best in a small area. Displays tremendous vision, quickness and blocking intelligence. Explosive, stays square and knocks defenders back with violent hand punch. Fires off the snap into blocks, turns defenders from the line and plays through the whistle. Fights with his hands throughout the action. Works well with teammates.
Neg: 
Really doesn’t sink his butt at the line of scrimmage and overextends. Heavy-footed, not quick out to the second level and cannot readjust to linebackers.
Analysis: 
Hearn is a strong, nasty lineman with the ability to annihilate opponents at the point of attack but has a bit of a one-dimensional game. He’s a small-area blocker who is ineffective in motion and cannot be used in a zone-blocking system. He may have an opportunity as a backup for a run-oriented offense.