Hainsey arrived at Notre Dame from Florida as a four-star recruit and he saw action in all 13 games of his initial season despite registering only one start. He then started all 13 games the next season and was on track to start every game again in his junior year before suffering a fractured ankle. As a senior, Hainsey returned at full strength and played part of one of the nation's best offensive lines, earning second-team All-ACC honors.
AnalysisPerhaps Hainsey's most notable trait is his overall motor; he brings high energy and effort on every snap, driving blocks to his fullest capability until the whistle blows. In the run game, Hainsey does a nice job turning his assignment out away from the play to either create lanes or keep the defender on the other side of the field.
Scouts will want Hainsey to add to his college playing weight and there will be questions of whether he fits better inside or out. His overall hand strength can be an issue when trying to sustain blocks as swim moves seemed to break his engagement and allowed for the rusher to break free. He needs to work on his overall anchor as he gave up quite a bit of ground on bull rushes.
Pro comparison: Joe Haeg, Buccaneers -- When you mention Notre Dame's offensive tackle, many will think first of Liam Eichenberg. However, Hainsey is quite the talent and should not be overlooked. The high-energy right tackle should easily find a home in the NFL and stick around for a while.