Casey Hayward Scouting Report CB Vanderbilt Commodores

This is our Casey Hayward scouting report. Hayward plays for the Vanderbilt Commodores, if you don’t follow the draft you probably don’t know much about Hayward because you’re not spending your Saturdays’ watching Vanderbilt play. We’ll you’ve come to the right place to be informed. For all of our other scouting reports check out our scouting report page


5’11” 185 pounds, 4.57 40 yard dash, 30 1/4″ arms, 19 bench press reps


EventHtWtHandArmWingWonderlic40 yardBPBJVJ20s60s3 Cn
05/23/2011 Junior Pro Day5-11 1/81858 3/430 1/84.55


(through 11/29/2011)

2011 Season:

Games: 11

Tackles: 48

TFL: 6.5

Int: 5

Sacks: 0

Pass Defended: 9



Games: 48

Tackles: 184

TFL: 17

Int: 13

Sacks: 0

Pass Defended: 30


Good, active hands

Elite Recognition Skills

Very compact and powerful

Extremely good tackler

Big time play maker

Attacks ball carries

Solid backpedal

Played elite competition

Shutdown Elite competition

3 Year Starter

 Plays physical


A bit on the small size

Sometimes is a bit too aggressive

Has not been used on many blitzes

Doesn’t have elite speed (listed at 4.49 or 4.55)

Better suited in an off-man scheme

Player Comparison:           Antoine Winfield

 Round Projection:               Mid Second Round



Mark my words someone will get a steal with this kid.  He plays on Vanderbilt so immediately he is over looked.  When I watch him I am blown away at how complete of a player he is.  He is both a shut down CB who utilizes elite agility, powerful press coverage,  and technique.  What gets me is how effective against the run he is.  Also he is an above average return man.  He is the total package who has locked down some of the SEC’s best WR’s.  Hayward has really good route recognition skills and ball skills and really plays well when he’s watching the quarterback’s eyes, because of his lack of straight line speed he is probably best suited in a scheme that plays more zone coverage. Second Round is where I see him going to a team such as the Patriots, Bengals, Broncos, Chargers, Cowboys, Lions, or Texans.


One of the top defensive backs in the nation, Hayward continued his excellent play as a junior… Named second team All-SEC DB by both the league coaches and Associated Press writers… Started every game at cornerback, pushing his consecutive starts streak to 24 games… Put together his finest year in Commodore uniform, setting single-season highs in interceptions (6), solo tackles (59), total tackles (70) and passes defended (17)… Ranked first in SEC – and third in NCAA – in passes defended… Interception total ranked second in SEC – and tied for fifth nationally… Posted at least one pass defended in 10 of 12 games and at least three tackles in 11 of 12 games… Had eight tackles, including seven solo stops, to aid victory at Ole Miss… Picked off passes in four consecutive games – LSU, Ole Miss, UConn and Eastern Michigan… Also registered INTs against South Carolina and Tennessee… Also posted nine tackles in Georgia, South Carolina and Arkansas and eight solo stops in finale vs. Wake Forest.


vs South Carolina 2011 (jpdraftjedi visit

Vs Uconn 2010