RB – #25 Michigan
Year: Redshirt Junior
High School: Eureka (Eureka, MO)
HS Rating: 3 star (0.8539)
Phil Steele: PS#93
Hassan Haskins Scouting Report
I don’t think that Hassan Haskins offers much speed to his game. He’s more of a north/couth slasher to pick up some quick yardage. Very solid change of direction ability. Haskins is shifty and doesn’t lose much speed when making a move. Flashes some phenomenal body control. Has a very nice spin move to gain additional yards.
Very tough, physical runner between the tackles and in traffic. Keeps his feet churning well and will push the pile forward. Runs with excellent strength. Finishes his runs very well. Average NFL acceleration. Good quick burst in the hole. Strong explosive ability, has a nasty hurdle that he uses well. Reads the field well. Finds the hole quickly. Patient runner when he has to be. Flashes some excellent contact balance ability to break tackles in traffic and burst out. Breaks out of wrap up tackles with brute strength.
Very strong. Runs so low to the ground. Offers catch ability in the pass game. Capable receiver out of the backfield. Caught the ball very well through the elements against Ohio State. Ran a very basic route tree out of the backfield. Not really utilized as an outside receiver. Strong pass set. Excellent form. Very solid chip blocker out of the backfield.
What we want to see from Hassan Haskins in Mobile
- At Michigan, Hassan Haskins wasn’t often utilized as a receiver. We would like to get a better idea of what Haskins is capable of doing as a receiver. The practice drills in Mobile against linebackers should help with that tremendously. Can he line up on the perimeter and run routes effectively? Is he exclusively a check-down, out-of-the-backfield receiver?
Pre-Senior Bowl projection
We like Hassan Haskins and his run style. In recent memory, so does the NFL, valuing a bigger body who is better suited to get north and south quickly rather than dance for additional yardage. His size is perfect too, fitting in well with professional size. Haskins projects as a rotational back who can become the feature back in a pinch as soon as his rookie season. He will be most effective as a rotational runner in a power zone scheme.
We like Haskins as a fourth/fifth-round prospect. We’re not sure about his receiving ability, but if he shows that he can catch the ball well and play some slot receiver, he could be taken a good bit sooner.