Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Tae Hayes

Cornerback
School: Appalachian State | Conference: Sun Belt
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-9.0 / 185 | 40: 4.53 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.22
Projected Round
FA
Pos: 
Underrated cornerback with solid ball skills. Explosive, instinctive and tough. Quick to read and diagnose, disciplined and flies around the field. Mixes it up with receivers, fluid in his backpedal and in reverse and displays a burst to the ball out of his plant. Tracks the pass in the air, displays good timing and has a nice move to the throw. Fires up the field to defend running plays and screen passes. Solid open-field tackler who wraps up tackling.
Neg: 
Short, which results in mismatches. Lacks great long speed. Struggles in battles.
Analysis: 
Hayes possesses solid ball skills and does the little things well enough to get consideration as a dime or even nickel back in both man and zone coverage. He's an underrated prospect, and I would not be surprised if Hayes makes an active roster this fall.