Photo of Chris Hackett
Grade
5.1 ?
  • 4.81 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 32.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 110.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.12 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.20 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 12.14 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 31 1/2" Arm Length
  • 195LBS. Weight
  • 9 7/8" Hands

Analysis

Strengths

Steps downhill to support run, breaking down in space and playing under control. While he's not a big hitter, he will do whatever is needed to make the tackle. Smart and instinctive. Shows a great feel for what offenses are doing immediately after the snap. Started for three years for well-coached defensive unit. Found the ball and made plays with 12 interceptions in three years, including seven in 2014.

Weaknesses

Doesn't run well. Struggles to provide range over the top from sideline to sideline as deep safety. Will overcompensate to quarterback's eyes and can be moved from his spot due to lack of recovery speed. Has issues in zone coverage when receiver stems routes and will get beaten deep when he has deep responsibility.

NFL Comparison

Rontez Miles

Bottom Line

Hackett has limited speed and is thinner than desired for the position. He has some holes in coverage and isn't going to come up and thump as a run supporter, but there are some personnel men that think highly of him as a potential playmaker at the next level.
-Lance Zierlein
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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.