Positives: Havili is a very athletic fullback and is a pretty incredible receiver for the position. He regularly runs wheel routes and other deep routes and makes catches and was consistently worked into the passing game when possible at USC. He shows some pretty good ability as a run blocker and while he may not dominate his man he gets a hat on his man and sustains pretty effectively. Shows some pop on contact. He runs hard when he gets the ball and runs with good pad level and drives his legs well. Has enough speed to get significant yardage after a catch in the flat if he is forgotten about.
Negatives: Could use some technique work as a blocker that would help him be more effective, but he can be coached up. Is sort of like a running back playing fullback so he still needs to learn the position a bit. He doesn’t have great upside because he is somewhat of a finished product as a runner and receiver, though he could stand to be coached up as a run and pass blocker.
Overall: Havili is easily the most versatile FB in this draft class and for a team that likes to run play action or pass the ball a lot he would make a very attractive mid-round pick because he is a reliable receiver out of the backfield. He can run the ball, block and catch the ball out of the backfield which makes him a pretty unique fullback, especially considering his pretty obvious athleticism for the position.
Projection: 3rd/4th round. Fullbacks aren’t in very heavy demand anymore so I would be surprised if he got picked in the 3rd round, but in the 4th round I think he will get some consideration.
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