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2011 NFL Draft Profile: Cameron Heyward

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Alfie's Player Ranking 27 out of 100
Projected Round: 1-2

Today continues my countdown to the Top 100 draftable players of the 2011 NFL Draft. We move on to my 27th ranked player, Ohio State defensive end Cameron Heyward.

Height: 6-5

Weight: 290lbs

PROS: Started at both defensive tackle and defensive end in 2010. Can play all over the line of scrimmage in a 4-3 or a 3-4 scheme. Father played running back in the NFL, good bloodlines. Powerful player who attacks the point. Knocks down passes at the line of scrimmage, aggressive and a good tackler. Looks comfortable dropping back into zone coverage.

CONS: Inconsistent player. Shows up in big games, but isn’t always productive. Doesn’t posses many pass rush moves outside of a bull rush. Not a great pass rusher, not really a "sacker". Best fit is as a defensive end in a 3-4 defensive line.

DEFENSE
SEASON TEAM TOT SOL AST TFL SK FF
TOTALS 163 80 83 37½ 14½ 2
2007 Ohio St. 33 21 12 10 1
2008 Ohio St. 36 13 23 3 1
2009 Ohio St. 46 21 25 10 0
2010 Ohio St. 48 25 23 13 0