Scouting Report: Marquis Haynes, OLB, Mississippi

Jacksonville, FL | 6024 | 225 | 4.59E | 2018

A long, twitchy defensive playmaker with a lightning quick first step and true nose for the football. Chiseled frame, in excellent condition and displays the functional strength of a man much bigger than himself. Flashes effortless hip flexibility, which enables him to utilize an effective shoulder dip move. His pass-rushing ability has resulted in 24.5 sacks and 36.5 tackles for loss through his first three seasons. He will line up on either side of the line and has done well dropping back in coverage, while matching up one-on-one with tight ends and running backs. Has played some of his best football against top-caliber level of competition. Will wear No.38 after being awarded the Chucky Mullins Courage Award, given to a Rebels upper-classmen who demonstrates courage, leadership, perseverance and determination. Is aiming to bulk up to 240 pounds in 2017. Can struggle at the point of attack disengaging from opposing linemen and shedding blocks. He will need to become more stout against the run (he tends to guess) and prove that he can play on the edge at his size in the NFL. Otherwise, he may have to earn a living playing inside linebacker at the next level.

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2016: All-SEC third team (Athlon, Phil Steele) … Led team in TFLs (11.0), sacks (7.0), forced fumbles (3) and QB hurries (8) … Third on team with 53 tackles … Tied for second in SEC and 15th nationally with three forced fumbles.

2015: Tied for fourth among SEC players and 19th in the nation with 10.0 sacks, which matched the school record for a season … Ranked fifth in the SEC and 27th in the nation with 16.5 TFLs (seventh-most in a season in school history) … Tied for fourth in the SEC and 26th nationally with three forced fumbles … His 7.0 sacks against SEC opponents were tied for second-most in the league … Team leader in sacks, TFLs and forced fumbles, ranking fifth with 43 total tackles.

2014: Tied for ninth in SEC with an Ole Miss freshman record 7.5 sacks … Tied for fourth among all freshmen in the nation in sacks … Tied for second in the SEC and 24th in the nation with three forced fumbles … Tied for team lead with 9.0 TFLs and led team with eight QB hurries, while recording 31 tackles and recovering one fumble.

High School: Consensus 3-star recruit and the No. 6 prep school prospect in the country according to247Sports.com … Listed as the top prep school DE by both 247Sports.com and Rivals.com … Had 16 sacks, nine forced fumbles and an interception at Fork Union … Originally part of North Carolina’s 2013 signing class … Played his high school ball at University Christian School.

Personal: Son of Maurice and Kim Haynes … Full name is Marquis Jacori Haynes … Born: Dec. 16, 1993 … Majoring in social work.