University of Houston cornerback D.J. Hayden ran an impressive 40-yard dash at Houston's pro day Monday. The Houston Chronicle reported Hayden timed out at 4.33 seconds while NFL.com's Gil Brandt reported a 4.42. Either way, he was moving, and more than 25 teams were in attendance.
Hayden almost died after he tore a major vein in his heart during a November practice. Team physician Dr. Walter Lowe told The Associated Press the condition most commonly occurs in vehicle accidents and is 95 percent fatal.
"It's the most unique injury in the history of the draft," Packers senior executive Alonzo Highsmith told Houston Chronicle reporter Joseph Duarte. "The only people that ever had it aren't alive and doctors have never seen it."
Now, Hayden could be a third-round draft pick, Brandt said. He didn't work out at the NFL Scouting Combine and didn't finish Monday's workout after he tweaked his left hamstring.
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