Cameron Heyward, DT
- Height: 6-foot-5
- Weight: 288 pounds
- School: Ohio State
Heyward likely wouldn't have lasted past the first round after starting for four seasons under Jim Tressel at Ohio State, but he revealed at the NFL combine that he suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament in the second quarter of the Buckeyes' victory over Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl. Heyward underwent Tommy John surgery Jan. 12 and did not compete in the combine. He can play several positions on the defensive line and should fit in with a 4-3 or 3-4 defensive scheme. Heyward, the son of former NFL running back Craig "Ironhead" Heyward, gets good leverage, slips blocks and is solid against the run. His play has been called inconsistent as he sometimes takes too much time to identify screen passes and draws, but he is powerful and gets good penetration.
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