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National Football League Draft Profile
Cameron Heyward

TeamPittsburgh
Round1
Selection31 (31 overall)
PositionDefensive End
SchoolOhio State
YearSR
Born5/06/1989
Height6-5
Weight288
High SchoolPeachtree Ridge (Suwanee, Georgia)
2010 First Team All-Big Ten...Lombardi Award semifinalist...Lott Trophy quarterfinalist...Four-year defensive line starter...Voted team captain in 2010...45 career starts...career totals of 157 tackles, 34 TFLs and 14.5 sacks...Versatile...Can play any position on the line outside of nose tackle...Solid size, strength and athleticism...Quick jump off the snap...Excellent length...Able to consistently split double teams...Not a trueoutside pass rush threat...Has power to push back guards and collapse the pocket...Utilizes a devastating club move...Great hands, applies emphatic punch to knock opponents back...Strong against the run...Crashes down to close gaps and can spin off blocks to reverse direction when necessary...Does not rest on physical talent alone, but also employs a high motor and tenacious attitude...Tends to have difficulty gaining leverage due to above average height...Follows plays down the line and can chase from sideline to sideline...Overall, a versatile and talented lineman, but not a pure edge rusher.


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