Overview Four-year starter at left guard and the most highly-decorated offensive linemen in UTEP history. Hernandez possesses a rare combination of power, balance, and athletic ability. He is a plus run blocker with the anchor and footwork to handle himself in pass protection as well. Though he lacks height and length teams would like, it shouldn't hurt his stock much. Hernandez did nothing but help his cause at the Combine and he has a great shot of going in the first round and becoming a Pro-Bowl caliber guard. Strengths Has a broad waist with a thick trunk Possesses impressive natural movement for his size Flexible and agile Knee bender able to unlock his hips and explode into opponents at point of attack Base is wide and steady Has the feet and the force to keep run blocks sustained and centered Contact balance and body control are excellent Plays with an aggressive, finishing demeanor on every snap Flashes outstanding upper body strength to turn defenders out of the run lane Once he digs his hands into an opponent's frame, they are done Feet are nimble and quick Quality pull blocker and has feet to mirror most pass rushes Plus lateral movement Keeps head back and back flat in pass pro Able to ride opponents beyond the quarterback when they get to his edge Has an instant stop-and-drop anchor Joined boxing and powerlifting gyms just for fun Loves the game and loves the process Weaknesses Shorter than desired for the position Has short arms and small hands Players with good arm length are able to get into his chest Excitable after snap Comes out of his stance with lateral hop that can cause him to lose some positioning at times Strong desire to come out fast and land a heavy blow causes hands to miss their mark and ride up high occasionally Too willing to initiate contact without gathering feet under him Can be herky-jerky in approach to second level targets and lacks some smoothness in his climb Needs to play with better pad level in space and on down blocks In pass pro, inside post foot will get stuck in neutral when counter rushers attack him back inside Sources Tell Us
"He's exactly what you are looking for in terms of his work ethic and how much he loves the game. He will clique instantly in the offensive line room and he will be one of the strongest and toughest guys on the team as soon as he makes the roster. The only thing that scares me are those short arms." - NFC area scout NEWS
Last Edit: Apr 27, 2018 18:37:48 GMT -5 by GordonG
freide: As buts go I would put flowers in the Ron Dayne's class.
Oct 12, 2018 15:29:51 GMT -5
uther99: The Oline is just too bad to compete. If you max protect, how many WRs go out, 2? That's 2 WRs against 7 defenders, good luck.
Oct 2, 2018 15:44:12 GMT -5
EddieNYG: homerj, Glad you and your family are safe. Best of luck getting back to your home!
Sept 19, 2018 11:41:21 GMT -5
homerj45: Thanks to those both for the well wishes from my recent mri and my evacuation from my home in New Bern NC,,Florence was and still is quite a nightmare and I immediately evacuated to Raleigh NC with spouse and pets and have no way home at present.
Sept 17, 2018 17:29:50 GMT -5
EddieNYG: Great news, homerj45!
Sept 10, 2018 17:17:28 GMT -5
homerj45: Thanks everyone for well wishes, results were no definite signs of cancer at this point and just need to monitor things , whew, a 80 minute MRI was definitely my fear factor moment at 6 f t5 240 lbs that was a snug fit.
Sept 10, 2018 15:32:10 GMT -5
daytripper: GREAT TO BE HERE
Sept 7, 2018 17:51:10 GMT -5
uther99: Just can't see a win here, all the new pieces for the Giants means mistakes here and there and a loss
Sept 6, 2018 17:46:56 GMT -5
CTGiant: Good luck Homer. Wishing you the best results possible.
Sept 4, 2018 17:06:40 GMT -5
homerj45: Thanks gentleman I feel very welcomed here and amongst friends, thanks so much
Sept 2, 2018 20:46:57 GMT -5
EddieNYG: I second Gordon, homerj45. I hope you get good news this week!
Sept 2, 2018 20:45:43 GMT -5
GordonG: Homer, I hope you get good news this week. Like Troy, I also beat cancer. I was fortunate that it was caught very early. So early that it could have easily been diagnosed as benign.
Sept 2, 2018 20:37:08 GMT -5
homerj45: Happy to hear that Troy....going to find out this week if I face the same battle.Its encouraging to hear so many fight their way back!
Sept 2, 2018 20:28:54 GMT -5