by Drew Boylhart
SR Staff Writer
March 2005

Kelvin Hayden   CB   Illinois

Strengths

Kelvin has good size, strength and quickness for his position. He is a very efficient CB that tries to use good techniques and is an excellent open field tackler. He shows playmaker ability. Kelvin shows good hands and body control to go after the ball in the air. He is a very underrated player at this point of the draft. In a nutshell, this kid plays like hes on fire.

 

Needs to Improve

Kelvin has a lot to learn, but he has excellent upside to his game. He will need some time on a good team to learn and become more consistent in his techniques. He could use a little bulk also.

 

Talent Board Round  2

Right now, this kid will be picked in the 2nd day of the draft, but he should be picked in the first day because he is going to be a hell of a CB in a couple of years. He is tough and does a good job tackling and could be used as a cover safety in a nickel/dime situation while he learns the tricks of the trade. He shows shutdown CB potential and this is going to be worth a lot of money in a few years. I guess an outstanding, playmaking, devastating tackling CB that comes from this division is not considered as a high draft pick for the NFL. I think after he works out, the red flags will go up and some smart team will take him in the first day of this draft. Kelvin certainly has that kind of talent!