Player Profile: Cameron Heyward

Written by Will Spencer on August 1, 2010


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Position: DT School: Ohio State
Height: 6’5" Weight: 288 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time: 4.90
All-Star Game: Team Captain:

Overall Grade:

-.–

Draft Projection:

 

Non-position specific categories

 

Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 -
Speed 8 -
Quickness/Agility 10 -
Strength/Explosion 10 -
Athletic Ability 8 -
Durability 8 -
Character 6 -
Production/Experience 6 -
Toughness 8 -
Potential 10 -

 

Defensive Line Specific Categories

 

Category

Max. Value

Grade

Run Stopping 8 -
Pass Rushing 8 -
Awareness 8 -
Hand Placement 8 -

 

Explanation of Player Grading System

 

The Breakdown

Heyward is looking to have a solid senior outing in 2010 and needs to show more consistency in his games. At times, he appears to be dominate along the defensive line and at other times, he appears only average. Heyward is a versatile defensive lineman, able to line up at defensive tackle and defensive end in a 4-3 as well as play a 5-technique defensive end in a 3-4 defense. Heyward has excellent strength and knows how to use his hands. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that he has NFL bloodlines.

 

Strengths

Full report coming soon!

 

Weaknesses

Full report coming soon!

 

Analysis

Full report coming soon!

 

Experience

Began starting during his freshman season and rotated in the starting lineup as a sophomore. Started every game as a junior. Heyward has rotated between defensive end and defensive tackle at times.

 

Awards and Honors

2009: Second team All-Big 10.
2007: Freshman All-American (Sporting News, Rivals, Scout). Freshman All-Big 10 (Sporting News).

 

Academics

Human development major at Ohio State.

 

Injuries

No known history of injuries.

 

Athletic Experience

No other known sports played.

 

Bloodlines

Son of former NFL running back Craig “Ironhead” Heyward.

 

Off-field

No known off-field issues or notable accomplishments.

 

Career Stats
Year Tack Solo Asst Sack FF Int TD
2009 46 21 25 6 0 0 0
2008 36 13 23 3 0 0 0
2007 32 20 12 2 0 0 0

 

Prospect Video Clips

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjPsgcj2ufI

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inKtdfodCak

 

 

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Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009. See all posts by Will Spencer.