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



Max. Value


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



Max. Value


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.



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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).



Human development major at Ohio State.



No known history of injuries.


Athletic Experience

No other known sports played.



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



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


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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.

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