Rookie Spotlight: D.J. Hayden

D.J. Hayden: DB, Houston

Oakland Raiders –– #12 Pick Overall 

Speedy DB D.J. Hayden brings a dose of youth and sizzling speed to the Raiders secondary. 

5 Random Facts

1. Prior to enrolling at the University of Houston, he helped Navarro Junior College win an NJCAA national championship in 2010. 

2. Greg Coswell, an NFL Films senior producer, said of Hayden, "On film, to me, he was the best cornerback in the draft."  

3. He registered a 4.33 40-yard dash time at the 2013 NFL Combine.

4. Hayden is the highest selected defensive player from Houston since Wilson Whitley in 1977.

5. He was born in Houston, Texas.

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