Biography: USC transfer that played in just one game this season before suffering a knee injury. Finished the year with 6 receptions for 63 yards. Junior totals at USC included just 6/38 after 50/540/4 as a sophomore in 2007.
Positives: One time highly rated prospect whose draft stock took a big hit the past three years. Fluid releasing off the line and plays with good balance and body control. Adjusts to the errant throw and extends to make the reception away from his frame in contorted positions. Uses his frame to shield away opponents and protect the pass. Gets vertical and fights in a crowd to come down with the ball.
Negatives: "Unnecessarily lets the pass get inside him at times. Tends to peek before he's actually caught the ball, which results in dropped passes. Shows minimal quickness into routes."
Analysis: "Hazelton looked like a big-time receiver prospect after his sophomore season of 2007 yet has been a fraction of himself ever since. His knee injury last year further dampens his next level hopes, but a healthy Hazelton should be given a look in camp this summer as he has the necessary skills to make it as a fifth receiver."
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