Pros: “This guy is a tough customer who shows a very nasty finishing effort once locking onto a defender. Hammad is a strong and physical kid who should benefit from a move inside, but he will need some time and a redshirt year, we feel, to improve his athleticism and technical skills before competing for starting time at the BCS level of play.” – ESPN scouting report
Cons: “His frame can perhaps support additional bulk over time, however there is the need to continue to improve his flexibility and agility. We see lower body stiffness playing out of a three-point stance; will need to improve his ability to handle tight box movement; does demonstrate he can play on his feet in space. He does need to watch his pad level though as he can come off the ball too high.” - ESPN scouting report
Similar to/potential role:Curtis Riser, with a hint of Mason Walters. Riser was a left tackle at DeSoto but will be better suited as a guard at Texas. The same probably holds true for Hammad, who has the size to be a bookend but will probably be better served as a guard at Texas. He plays with a mean streak similar to Walters, too.
Expected impact: 2014. There are just too many players returning and few too many spots along the offensive line for Hammad to make an impact this season.