Photo of Joe Haden
Grade
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  • 125.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 11.12 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5'11" Height
  • 32 3/4" Arm Length
  • 193LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

Haden has had an outstanding career for the Gators as their most active defender in their secondary during that time. Haden is an excellent combination of size, strength and athleticism. He has great foot quickness, balance and agility to maintain proper body positioning in coverage. Haden has excellent hips to open turn and run with receivers as well as burst to stay in his opponent’s hip pocket. Haden is a solid run support defender on the perimeter but can be inconsistent being physical. He understands route progressions but doesn’t always react quickly as plays unfold. Haden can be too aggressive with the ball in the air at times but shows very good ball skills which make him a great playmaker. Haden is one of the top cornerbacks in the 2010 draft and should go early on day one.

Analysis

Strengths

Haden has the supreme blend of size, strength, athleticism and speed necessary to be a shut-down corner on the next level. He’s a highly-competitive player who was consistently asked to take on No. 1 SEC receivers in press-man coverage. Is a playmaker with impressive ball skills. Was a consistently productive player in college on a great team defense. Durable throughout career.

Weaknesses

His route progression reads could improve some along with his reaction times. Run support isn’t a true weakness but Haden could do a better job of wrapping up on the perimeter. Like most ball-hawks, will occasionally gamble and lose when the ball’s in the air.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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