|National Football League Draft Profile - Joe Haden |
|Selection||7 (7 overall)|
|High School||Friendly (Fort Washington, Maryland)|
|One of the top-rated cornerbacks in the draft...Consensus First-Team All-American, All-SEC...Jim Thorpe Award finalist...First true freshman in Gators history to start at cornerback on opening day, and went on to start all 40 games for his career...Compiled 218 tackles, 34 pass breakups and eight interceptions...Last year as a junior, Haden notched 68 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles, 10 pass breakups and four interceptions...A gifted athlete who starred at point guard on his high school's state championship squad and also set the Maryland state passing record as a quarterback, Haden has paid attention to detail to become a cerebral cornerback...Top-end speed and good quickness in and out of breaks despite underwhelming 40 time at the combine...High-energy competitor who always matched up with the opponent's top receiver...Good hands and is dangerous with the ball...Good read and react skills...Superb in man coverage...Could improve in run support...Browns bank on Haden becoming a true "shutdown" corner.|
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