BIOGRAPHY: Four-year starter and All-Conference selection who totaled 30/1/10 as a senior. Junior-year totals included 31/2/8. Occasionally used to return punts and kicks in the past.
POSITIVES: Small, explosive cornerback with great speed. Displays good footwork in all directions, quickly locates the ball in the air, and has a nice break to the throw. Shows both closing and recovery speed and plays with a good degree of suddenness.
NEGATIVES: Undersized and loses out in battles. Late-reactor who does not show top instincts. Relies on his speed to make plays rather than football skills.
ANALYSIS: Heard is a hard-working prospect with great athleticism and speed. He must improve his football skills, yet his enticing speed will get him into a camp.