Henry Bainivalu Complete NFL Draft Profile (Lack of Athleticism Detrimental to Draft Stock)
There are still two days remaining in the 2023 NFL Draft with Washington's Henry Bainivalu being one of the remaining players left on the board. He's been solid on Washington's offensive line for the last few seasons, leaving time to tell where his career continues.
Here's everything you need to know about Henry Bainivalu heading into the 2023 NFL Draft.
Henry Bainivalu Draft Stock & Mock Draft Projections
Mock draft sources accurate as of 4/28: NFL.com, ESPN, CBS, Walter Football, Sporting News.
Projected Draft Round: Undrafted (3), Round 4 (1), Round 6 (1)
Projected Team: Undrafted (3), Vikings (1), Steelers (1)
Henry Bainivalu Scouting Report
Henry Bainivalu played 862 offensive snaps over 13 games for Washington this past fall, allowing only 1 sack, 4 quarterback hits and 8 hurries. He earned a 70.1 overall grade on Pro Football Focus for his performance along with second-team All-Pac-12 honors.
Bainivalu's solid frame (6-foot-6, 306 pounds) has played a role in his success as an offensive guard. His lower-body power is impressive, as is his ability to protect the interior of the O-line. He excels in the screen game, knowing where to put his hands to create the most efficient blocks.
Bainivalu's biggest issue is his inconsistency. He has a tough time keeping up with quicker defenders, occasionally losing balance in the process. He's far from the most athletic O-lineman as well, highlighted by his uninspiring lateral movement.
Henry Bainivalu NFL Draft Prediction
Henry Bainivalu's draft stock doesn't look too promising at the moment. Three of the five highlighted mock drafts project for him to go undrafted while the other two have him as a Day 3 selection (albeit in different rounds).
While Bainivalu does some things well, his athleticism (or lack thereof) will likely hinder him in the NFL. He just doesn't project as someone who can keep up with today's quicker defenders, especially when it comes to the pass rush. The fact that he only played right guard at Washington also limits where he can be slotted into lineups.
Bainivalu might find an NFL job one day, but it'll more than likely have to come from the undrafted route.
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