With their second pick in the fourth round, the Seahawks selected Wake Forest guard Phil Haynes.
Haynes, who is 6-foot-4, 322 pounds, was a four-year starter at Wake Forest, and earned second-team All-ACC honors as a senior, starting all 13 games at left guard as part of a line known as “The Beef Boys.” Haynes also has experience playing right tackle, starting nine games there as a redshirt freshman, and at right guard, which he played as a sophomore.
Haynes prides himself in his run-blocking, which should make him a good fit with a team that led the NFL in rushing last season.
“I’m a physical guy who loves to run block," he said on a conference call. "I’m also a decent pass blocker. I think that’s why I got picked by the Seahawks, because they love to run and I can definitely help out there.”
Haynes, who served as a team captain in 2018, got a late start playing football in high school, playing basketball at North Raleigh Christian before transferring to a boarding school, where he took up football as a senior, playing defensive end.
"I had to gain a bunch of weight," he said of the switch in sports. "I had to develop more of a toughness attitude because basketball is more of a finesse sport. It was kind of nice to be able to hit people, so that was probably the biggest thing.”
With the No. 124 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft the Seattle Seahawks selected Phil Haynes, a guard out of Wake Forest.