Height: 5-11
Weight: 192
40: 4.44
Year: 4Sr

D.J. Hayden

School: Houston
Position: CB
Bio: Junior-college transfer awarded all-Conference honors the past two seasons. Played in nine games as a senior totaling 61 tackles/4 interceptions/4 pass break-ups after 66/2/9 as a junior. Suffered a season-ending tear in a heart vein during a freak collision during practice last November.
Positive: Talented cornerback who was highly rated by NFL scouts prior to his near fatal injury last year. Quick footed in reverse, easily flips his hips transitioning to run with opponents, and has a burst of speed. Mixes it up with opponents throughout the action and bursts to the actions. Times his leaps and swats well. Shows good awareness in coverage, works well with safeties, and makes a lot of athletic plays.
Negative: Does a bit of face guarding and struggles making plays with his back to the ball. Loses out in battles.
Analysis: Hayden is a talented cornerback with good size and ball skills for the next level. His game was developing the last two seasons before being interrupted by the injury he suffered last November. He comes with high upside and offers starting potential at the next level but must first be medically cleared by NFL teams then quickly get his game on track.

Updated 4/28
RankRndNamePosYear
11stLaremy Tunsil
Mississippi
T3Jr
21stJalen Ramsey
Florida State
CB3Jr
31stJoey Bosa
Ohio State
DE3Jr
41stMyles Jack
UCLA
OLB3Jr
51stDeforest Buckner
Oregon
DE4Sr
61stJared Goff
California
QB3Jr
71stCarson Wentz
North Dakota State
QB5Sr
81stEzekiel Elliott
Ohio State
RB3Jr
91stRonnie Stanley
Notre Dame
T4Jr
101stLeonard Floyd
Georgia
OLB3Jr
111stJack Conklin
Michigan State
T4Jr
121stVernon Hargreaves
Florida
CB3Jr
131stDarron Lee
Ohio State
OLB4Jr
141stKevin Dodd
Clemson
DE4Jr
151stShaq Lawson
Clemson
DE3Jr
161stA'Shawn Robinson
Alabama
DT3Jr
171stLaQuon Treadwell
Mississippi
WR3Jr
181stRobert Nkemdiche
Mississippi
DT3Jr
191stEli Apple
Ohio State
CB3So
201stSheldon Rankins
Louisville
DT4Sr
211stPaxton Lynch
Memphis
QB4Jr
221stMackensie Alexander
Clemson
CB3So
231stReggie Ragland
Alabama
ILB4Sr
241stAndrew Billings
Baylor
DT3Jr
251stWill Fuller
Notre Dame
WR3Jr