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D.J. Hayden to the Bucs?

In the past we've watch GM Mark Dominik take some chances on players with injury and Healthy concerns. Bowers is one with a similar scenario. Before his injury in Bowers would have been a top 10 pick in the 2011 draft(definitely ahead of Clayborn),but his torn meniscus caused him to drop to the second round. Though Hayden situation was far more serious and life threatening he has shown that it hasn't slowed him down one bit. Hayden is the 3rd ranked CB on Mike Mayock's draft prospect rankings(which is saying something). Even with great talent his health concerns are going to probably make him the 6th-9th CB taken off the board anywhere from round 2-4(doubt he makes it to the 4th round). Look for the Bucs to target a guy like this. 1st round talent picked up in the 2nd or 3rd round is right up Dominiks alley. Hayden in the mid rounds allows the Bucs to slowly work him in to the game(as they did with Bowers)and not be an immediate starter(even though we need starting CBs). Hayden has the skill set to be a #1 CB in the NFL and with the CBs we have "Wright" now we'd be wise to take a chance on this guy. He's instinctive, turns his head to locate the ball, tackles well, and is blazing fast. There's also one thing paper and videos don't show about the kid and that's his mental toughness to excel and overcome. 4 months after an injury most don't survive and still shows up at his pro day showing he hasn't lost a step and is ready for the next level.

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