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2011 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Henry Hynoski, FB, Pittsburgh

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You want Bear Pascoe to move back to tight end, his natural position? As well as Bear played at fullback in 2010, getting him back to the second tight end role might be a really good thing for the New York Giants offense.

To do that, though, the Giants need a quality fullback. Most likely Madison Hedgecock's NFL days as a quality lead blocker are done, at least with the Giants. So, Jerry Reese will need to find another lead blocker for whoever is carrying the ball for the Giants next season.

That's where the subject of today's prospect profile comes in. Pittsburgh's Henry Hynoski is looked at as, quite possibly, the best pure blocking fullback in the draft. Since that is really what fullback in the Giants' offense is all about let's take a look at Hynoski.

Henry Hynoski
FB, Pittsburgh (Jr.)
6-foot-2, 260 pounds

Scouting Reports

From Sideline Scouting:

Positives: Strong blocker, a traditional lead blocker who really packs a punch... Has a great frame for an NFL fullback... Versatility will appeal to teams, is athletic for his size and can contribute as a receiver, runner, and blocker... Improved route runner who has a lot of potential to contribute in the passing game... Has a strong base and has shown the ability to push back defenders at the point of attack... Will be able to contribute on special teams units.

Negatives: Not a great runner, is rather slow and doesn't have much shiftiness to him... Has essentially no experience running the football, only carried the football 37 times over the past three years.

From Draft 101:

Strengths:

- Best leader blocker in the draft - a roadgrader in mold of Lorenzo Neal
- Throwback fullback - a bruiser who does the dirty work
- Picks up the blitz
- Has a nasty streak
- Good size and build
- Displays good hands out of the backfield - quality outlet receiver

Weaknesses:

- Lacks speed
- Average change of direction and agility
- Limited impact as a runner

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