November 24, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Cougars defensive back D.J. Hayden (2) is honored before a game against the Tulane Green Wave at Robertson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft 2013: DJ Hayden Expected to Be First Cornerback Drafted

As soon as NFL teams heard that Houston Cougars cornerback D.J. Hayden was medically cleared and fully healed from his freak injury at the end of last year, he began to rise right up the draft boards. Just how high has Hayden gone? There is belief that he will be the first cornerback selected in tonight’s draft.

Hayden could be selected in the top ten, which would mean a draft day slide for Alabama’s Dee Milliner.

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Milliner is falling down draft boards because of a shoulder issue.

Hayden’s film is absolutely incredible, so the fact that he is rising on draft day comes as no surprise to those who are dialed in with the scouting community.

For the casual NFL fan, the fact that Hayden could be expected before Milliner may comes as a surprise.

The draft is always a treat for NFL fans, so be sure that you tune in and see who the newest players to rock your favorite teams uniforms will be, and stay tuned to throughout the draft for the latest news, rumors and analysis of every pick.

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