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Grading System
D.J. Hackett - WR Position: WR
Class: Sr
School: Colorado
Conference: Big 12
Ht., Wt.: 6'2, 199
40 Time: 4.51
Grade: 3.59

Selected by Seattle Seahawks
Round 5, pick 25 (157 overall)
BIO: A transfer from Cal-Northridge who set a Colorado single-season record for receptions as a senior after posting totals of 78/1,013/7. Came off the bench his first season at CU and caught 15/181/2 in 2002.

POSITIVES: Good-sized receiver that's made a major charge up draft boards since late September. Sneaky receiver that gets downfield, tracks the long ball and adjusts at full speed. Reaches back or lays out for the difficult grab. Extends in traffic, stays focused and comes away with the tough catch in a crowd. Effectively uses his size in the middle of the field and pulls the ball out of the air.

NEGATIVES: Not a true burner and lacks the second gear. Only average route running skills.

ANALYSIS: Little used as a junior, Hackett took his game to another level in 2003 and now sits as a solid first-day receiver prospect. Offers both size and natural skills which could help him eventually develop into a second receiver at the next level.

PROJECTION: Late Third Round

Photo: Brian Bahr/Getty Images

2003 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Yards Per Reception Touchdowns
78 1013 13 6

2003 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average per Rush Touchdowns
-9 1 -9 0

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