Robert Hainsey: Notre Dame OT, Florida Schooled

April 30th, 2021

On the surface, there is nothing not to like about new Bucs tackle Robert Hainsey.

In recent years, Notre Dame has pumped out some damn good NFL offensive linemen. Even though Notre Dame is sort of an ACC school (when it wants to be for their benefit only), the program is built like a traditional B1G program: Big, nasty offensive linemen.

Hey, the school is located in northwest Indiana. What would you expect?

In a video about Hainsey on YouTube that was produced by Notre Dame when he signed out of IMG Academy in Bradenton, Hainsey was described as “athletic” and “intense.”

And given that he played high school ball in Bradenton, despite being at a rust belt college, Hainsey is used to the west-central Florida sun. Joe likes that.

36 Responses to “Robert Hainsey: Notre Dame OT, Florida Schooled”

  1. Medicated Pete Says:

    Licht went back to looking like a sweaty, drunken doofus with the Trask pick but he just redeemed himself

  2. Swampbuc Says:

    I really like this pick. Really good. JL studs out again. I’ll be happy to eat crow about Kyle Trshk.

  3. Rod Munch Says:

    The scouting reports I see are basically saying he’s not really athletic enough to play at the NFL level. I remember reading the same thing about Cappa. He seems like he was overdrafted quite a bit, but again, so was Cappa.

    Anywho, Licht has more than earned my trust when it comes to offensive line.

  4. Rod Munch Says:

    If he eats his boogers during interviews, Licht will move him up an entire round on the draft board.

  5. Swampbuc Says:

    MedPete – you’re posts are awesome. Thanks for ruining my Brady jersey with leftover pizza.

  6. Bird Says:

    Wanted meinerz but he can play all spots so whatever

    Just think he could have traded back And still got this kid if wanted him

  7. DingleBerry Says:

    Best pick of the draft so far. This dude was really good at the senior bowl and can play multiple positions on the line. Only pick so far that wasn’t a massive reach.

  8. Swampbuc Says:

    The hag announcing the picks needs to go.

  9. MadMax Says:

    Darius Stills was still there…but we need O line so ok….but dude?

  10. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Bucs strengthening their foundations, solid move. Started with the Pass Rush, and now the O Line . Just plain common sense if you like winning in the NFL. Throw in a wild card Trask pick in the “NFL QB crap shoot” that drafting a QB is. Solid Draft so far. GO BUCS!!!!!

  11. Medicated Pete Says:

    @ Swampbuc

    I just like to rib Gator fans but the VH3 pick was a fireable offense by Licht

  12. Capt.Tim Says:

    Guy is big and versitile.
    Im sure our coaches will get him up to snuff.
    I think this will turn out to be a good pick.
    Unlike our wasted 2nd round pick

  13. Darin Says:

    Some people are really whining about the Trask pick? You’d rather roll with Griffin if god forbid? That’d be ill advised and not so wise. You guys gota watch more football

  14. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Yes it is M Pete lol and Aguayo, but glad J Licht is still here. He assembled the team – Coaches and players that Brady came to and he did not fumble signing Brady. GO BUCS!!!!

  15. adam from ny Says:

    so we have:

    joe tryon your jersey…

    kyle trash…

    this guy…

    and goodell is stuck on the sh!ter with diarrhea

  16. DrunkInYbnor Says:

    hes a solid player can play any position on the line in a snap although lg c rg rt are his best positions. He played really really well at the senior bowl against top talent. he also came into the senior bowl over 300lbs which he never was in college. he looked great at 300lbs this is a great depth pick and possibly a future starter

  17. Swampbuc Says:

    @ MedP –

    I love it! I agree with you about Hardgraves. And, I’m a Gator.

  18. Mike Honcho Says:

    I’ll be honest, this last one caught me off guard, but I was wanting Meinerz anyway, and if Licht and his boys like this guy better? So be it. After the last few years, I trust them. Like with this pick it just reminds me, I don’t do this for a living. They do. I’m sure he’ll be solid, and in the 3rd round that’s good value. Period.

  19. SOEbuc Says:

    Yeah I got off work and my head dropped when I saw Trask, but this was very nice. This oline coaching is so good. I wanted a center (?) early and this guy could be beastly on the future oline. Trenches. Nice.

  20. SOEbuc Says:

    Mike Honcho

    Right. Hate the second round but I can’t hate it because Licht and the GOAT think he has potential. First or second string QB.

  21. Swampbuc Says:

    A lot of the “heads” love the Trask pick saying he’s better than Jones of Bamallama who went to the Puds.

    Obviously JL, BA and BL love Traskh. I watched every one of his starts, understand the big stats draw, also saw a ton of “yikes” that must be correctable with great coaching and mentoring.

    Go Bucs! Yeah.

  22. Seattle Buc is back in TB Says:

    Watching this video makes me think back up nose tackles are going to mop the floor with this guy

  23. Scooter Says:

    Somebody should tell Roger Goddell strangers don’t hug, they shake hands.

  24. Bucanero Says:

    backup lineman OK but hated the trash pick.

  25. Jeffbuc Says:

    Everything I am reading on him. Is he will likely be a center in the nfl. And has the ability to be a good one. So we drafted jensens replacement in the 3rd round for 10 million less a year for the next 3 years. He was a 2 year captain at Notre dame. Which like joe says pumps out offensive lineman. So we might ha e just replaced our center next year without misssing a beat. If not we damn sure tried to do say. And that’s how you build a team. We could have just replaced jpp Brady and Jensen with our first three picks if things work out. Not saying these guys will ever be as good but can be good enough to keep it going. Can’t be mad for are gm drafting players to sit and learn a year. To try and replace the people they are learning from. For once I see the direction of our draft. We are building for the future. Each pick was made to best case scenario replace the expiring contract of people ahead of them while giving them a year to learn and not be forced into starting. But you can ha e them step in and help the team if need be. I love it

  26. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Seattle Buc is back in TB Says:

    May 1st, 2021 at 12:10 am

    Watching this video makes me think back up nose tackles are going to mop the floor with this guy
    Yes, watching this video obviously makes you an expert on Hainsey.

  27. SOEbuc Says:

    “William V. Campbell semifinalist, given to the player with the best combination of academics, community service and on-field performance”-BR

  28. Ash Says:

    Lol this post isn’t about trask come on leave it on those other comment sections please it’s toxic over there and I like this pick alot

  29. Colin in Canada Says:

    Hainsey looked great at the senior bowl. Look up his senior bowl highlights on youtube. If he can play inside hes a great pick. Still a little bummed we didnt take Meinerz but Hainsey is a good pick and im glad we went OL. Prob see a couple DBs get picked tomorrow.

  30. Swampbuc Says:

    The more I look at it, the more I like it.

    — Adrian Belew, King Crimson “Indiscipline”

  31. Anonymous Says:

    We had a shot a C Barmore..let’s see how it all shakes out!!

  32. MarkR Says:

    Hainsey – Very versatile pick. An intense, team captain, fundamentally sound, who because of his limited reach will probably be used inside the tackles where I suspect he’ll hold up very well based on senior bowl performance. Good pick for end of round #3.

  33. 1sparkybuc Says:

    Two sacks allowed and no penalties? Amazing.

  34. John Says:

    Medicated Pete: look at your name. Our GM made great pick with Trask. Our GM had the luxury to make a pick like that. Stay Medicated Pete don’t type anything else.

  35. SufferingSince76 Says:

    When some of you guys start running an NFL team, maybe I’ll listen to you. Until then, all I’m hearing is a bunch of whining like you actually know better than Jason Licht. But you don’t, do you? So try being optimistic for once in your lives and continue to enjoy what has been a dream scenario for Bucs fans.

  36. Hodad Says:

    Rod, it said he’s not athletic enough to play tackle in the NFL. He’ll be a fine NFL G,C, but could play RT in a pinch. Funny how people read what they want to believe rather then what they read.