Draft Capsule: CB D.J. Hayden

Draft Capsule: CB D.J. Hayden

April 18, 2013, 10:00 pm
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By John Paschall
CSNChicago.com
 
DJ Hayden (CB), Houston
 
5-11 | 191 lbs
 
2012 Stats:
 
61 tackles, 1 FF, 4 INT
 
Drafted:
 
1st Round - No. 12 overall to the Oakland Raiders 
 
Strengths
 
Ran a 4.38 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. Very instinctive. Strength is in man-to-man coverage. Rarely ever caught out of position. High character. Solid tackler for position. Not afraid to be physical with receivers and holds his own when going up for 50/50 balls. 
 
Weaknesses
 
Suffered near-death injury (torn inferior vena cava in heart) late in 2012 season. Will need to add more strength to continue to be physical with NFL receivers. 
 

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