Offensive guard Tyler Hayworth started eight games last year for the Deacs at left guard, and is number 31 on our player countdown. It appears that he will not start at left guard this season barring any injuries, but is one of the players rotating in on the right side of the line early on in practice.
If the Antonio Ford injury amounts to anything, I would expect Will Smith to move over to left tackle and Hayworth play left guard.
Out of Dobyns-Bennett High School in Tennessee, the 6-4, 325 Hayworth was a three year starter for the Indians, and made the Tennessee 6A All-State team his senior season.
Hayworth chose the Deacs over Cincinnati, and contributed a lot last year as a redshirt freshman. According to the NFL Draft Scout, Hayworth is the 32nd rated OG in the 2017 NFL draft class. If he can continue to learn the game and progress at Wake Forest, he could develop into a very good offensive lineman.
He certainly has the size and the intelligence to greatly help the Deacs, and move on to the next level.
He was the 27th rated recruit in the state of Tennessee in 2012, and the 57th rated offensive guard in the nation according to 247Sports.com.