Biography: Two-year starter who posted 68/1/4 as a senior and was awarded all-Conference honors. Junior totals included 57/2/1.
Positives: "Forceful, run defending safety who plays best in a straight line. Aggressive in all aspects of the game, defeats blocks up the field, and makes plays on the ball carrier. Can be a devastating hitter and an intimidating force. Solid open field tackler. Displays a burst of closing and recovery speed. Effectively pursues the action from all angles."
Negatives: Marginal ball skills. Struggles to quickly change direction and loses transitioning to run with opponents. Inefficient and often gets caught out of position.
Analysis: Hines is a developmental prospect who's shown solid progress in his game the past two seasons. He's best suited as a conventional safety and offers potential in a zone system if he improves his play in coverage.
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