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Casey Hayward
Round 2, Pick 62
Position: CB
Class:  Sr
School: Vanderbilt
HT: 5'11"
WT: 185 lbs.
40 Time: 4.5
Conference: SEC
Biography: Three-year starter awarded all-conference honors since his junior season and named to several All-American teams last year. Senior totals included 62 tackles/7 interceptions/10 pass breakups after he had 70/6/11 as a junior.

Positives: Talented cornerback with top ball skills. Instinctive, effectively diagnoses plays and consistently positions himself to be productive. Reads the quarterback's eyes and has a nice move to the throw as well as a solid closing burst. Picks up assignments and displays good route recognition in zone coverage and a nice feel for pass defense. Does not back down to a challenge and works hard to defend the run.

Negatives: Lacks a quick and fluid backpedal. Not smooth in his hips transitioning to run with opponents. Lacks deep speed.

Analysis: Hayward is a skilled cornerback who is effective defending the run or pass. He needs to fine-tune his game, but will be very effective as a zone player at the next level and has starting potential.

Projection: 2nd
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