Hayes would most likely replace DE Cliff Avril who’s expected to land a huge contract in the near future.
Detroit needs an additional pass rusher and Hayes could end up being a reasonable value on the open market.
Last season, Hayes was a reasonably productive player for the Rams’ defense. He’s much better at playing the run, so it’s doubtful that he would be able to step in and replace Avril’s pass rush.
We have him listed as the No. 100 best available player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.