BIO: Two-year starter and All-Conference selection as a senior after posting 71/4/6. Used at receiver as a junior and caught 52/592/3.
POSITIVES: Fast-rising corner who showed continual improvement as a senior. Feisty, will mix it up against the run and also helps supporting screens. Displays a closing burst of speed and very quick arriving on the scene. Improving backpedal in reverse, can transition and run with opponents. Displays hands for the pick and dangerous handling the ball. Tough and plays injured.
NEGATIVES: Slow reacting to opponents moves off the line of scrimmage and usually a half step behind in coverage. Not efficient and takes poor angles to the action.
ANALYSIS: Playing most of his senior campaign with a shoulder injury, Hayden is an exceptional athlete who showed flashes of brilliance throughout the .04 campaign. Sized well, he offers a lot of upside potential but must smooth out the rough spots in his game.