With the 12th overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft the Oakland Raiders select D.J. Hayden out of Houston.
This is one of two picks the Raiders received from the Dolphins for trading back from No. 3 from earlier in the first round of the draft. Oakland used it to get their man, who fills a great need within their secondary.selection in the 2013 NFL Draft the Oakland Raiders select D.J. Hayden out of Houston.
Last season as a senior a torn heart cavity he suffered in a fluke collision limited him to nine games. This off-season he was medically clear and sustained as a phenomenal on tape.
As a junior in 2011 he had an incredible season with the Cougars that finished their season at 13-1 winning the Conference USA's and was Defensive Newcomer of the Year with (11 pass break-ups, five forced fumbles.