D.J. Hayden   #25 DB

Height: 5-11   Weight: 190   Age: 29

Born: 6/27/1990 Houston , TX

College: Houston

Experience: 7th season

High School: Lawrence E. Elkins HS [Missouri City, TX]









Combine 2013


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Very good foot quickness allows him to handle man coverage responsibilities on the outside in the slot equally well. Gives ground off the line without giving up position, and possesses the change of direction ability to trail on inside routes, turn-and-run up the sideline, and stop quickly when needed. When playing off, he closes fast to make plays on out routes or to wrap up on slants. His toughness helps him win fights with receivers for 50/50 balls downfield, and he will run through the play to recover, often getting to the ball just in case to knock it away. Avoids receiver blocks in run support and breaks down to wrap up a leg before the ballcarrier can head upfield. Used on blind side blitzes because of his speed, and shows the aptitude to create turnovers by unsuspecting quarterbacks. Tackling is stronger than his wiry frame would predict, allowing him to separate the ball from its carrier in addition to dragging down opponents.


Average size and strength won?t make him an elite prospect in the minds of scouts, because he will be at a disadvantage against better pro receivers both at the line of scrimmage and downfield. Life threatening injury his senior season, return back to football will be a long and trying journey.