Cameron Heyward Scouting Report
Cameron Heyward
Cameron Heyward - Ohio St. (HT: 6-5 - WT: 294)
Combine 40: DNP - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 8 of 55

Positives: NFL bloodlines, father, Craig "Ironhead" Heyward is former running back... Versatile, plays everywhere on the defensive line... Athletic... Good speed... Good initial step... Very good flexibility and body control... Long arms... Strong, violent hands... Uses his hands well... Disruptive... Stays low... Can penetrate and push the pocket... Good agility... Good balance... Strong, good strength at point of attack... Plays with good leverage... Good lower body strength... Fights through double teams... Knocks down passes at the line... Plays the run well... Makes plays in the backfield... Sets the edge and gets good containment... Pursues the ball well... Aggressive... Can stack and shed reasonably well... Can get off blocks and make plays on the ball... Good tackler... Has games where he tosses offensive linemen around like they were the neighbor's cat... Looks comfortable and reasonably agile dropping into coverage... Active... Can be relentless... Was awarded Jack Stephenson Award as outstanding defensive lineman by his coaches in 2009... Selected All-Big Ten first team for the 2010 season and All-Big Ten second team for the 2009 season... Very good five-technique prospect and Tyson Jackson's selection shows guys like Heyward can be taken in top ten.

Negatives: Very inconsistent, needed to show better game to game consistency to be considered a first round lock... Has games where he is not much of a factor... Looked stronger versus the run in 2009... On and off motor... Not a natural pass rusher... Not much of an arsenal, mostly just a bull rusher... Somewhat stiff change of direction agility... Minor injury concerns, suffered from an ankle injury prior to the 2009 season.

  163 80 83 37½ 14½ 2 1 0 1
2007 Ohio St.   33 21 12 10 1 0 0 0
2008 Ohio St.   36 13 23 3 1 0 0 0
2009 Ohio St.   46 21 25 10 0 0 0 1
2010 Ohio St.   48 25 23 13 0 1 0 0

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