Nov 1, 2014; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Wisconsin Badgers offensive lineman Rob Havenstein (78) takes on Rutgers Scarlet Knights defensive lineman Djwany Mera (93) and defensive back Johnathan Aiken (26) at High Points Solutions Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O
Rob Havenstein helped pave the way for Melvin Gordon and looks like a skyscraper on the offensive line.
Brutally strong and plays with a lot of tenacity. Plays through the whistle and will finish out his blocks. Plenty of experience at right tackle for the Badgers and will likely stay at RT due to his lack of athleticism. A road grader in the run game who easily engages with defenders and turns them away from the play.
Easily beaten by speed rushers on the outside and will be limited to the right side in the NFL. Poor lateral quickness and will need to work on his technique. Overall, he’s pretty much what you’d expect from day three tackle.
How He Fits
The Lions would be pretty lucky to see Havenstein fall to the seventh round. I think he can go anywhere from the fifth round to going undrafted. He’s an enormous body but doesn’t have the upside like the Lions have in Cornelius Lucas.
Havenstein can immediately compete for the starting right tackle job and possibly serve as a backup. With the amount of injuries suffered on the o-line this year. I wouldn’t be shocked if the Lions decided to draft two or three offensive linemen.
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