2018 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about NYHEIM HINES: North Carolina State, 5083 198 4.38. Junior entry and first-year starter from Garner, NC. Hines arrived with a background in speed and overall playmaking potential. He was used in the backfield, the slot, and on special teams. It wasn’t until 2017 when the coaching staff finally set him firmly at running back and he responded with over 1000 rushing yards which strongly contributed to his ACC-leading 143.7 all-purpose yards per game. In addition to the success on the gridiron, Hines was also an All- America sprinter on the track team. The speed and explosion jump off the screen. He can shoot out of a cannon and put on a display of elite-level movement for the position. Has the open field gear that simply cannot be caught from behind. He has more than straight-line speed as he can change direction and alter his intentions on a dime. Is very innovative in both space and traffic. The toughness at sub-200 pounds is enough to hide the size issue at least a little bit. He runs hard and will lower the shoulder when he needs to. As a receiver, he sees the ball in and gets moving north right away. Could even double as a slot receiver in the right situation. Won’t be an every down player in the NFL, as he just doesn’t have the build to take that many hits week after week. Also doesn’t have a natural feel for running through inside lanes, as he is too much of a reaction based athlete. Will be the ideal third down back for a team looking to get their bell cow off the field here and there. 2017 stats: 1112 yds, 5.6 ypc, 12 TD, 26 rec, 5.8 ypr, 21-469 KOR, 22.3 avg, 11-135 PR, 12.3 avg, 1 TD. OSR:5/29. Fourth/fifth round. (A-30 3/4, H-8 7/8, BP-11, SS-4.35).