2015 NFL DRAFT

Ra'shede Hageman, DT

School: Minnesota  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 310 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
4051-2

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.922.871.7532 35 1/29'6"4.507.87
Workout Results
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Mock Draft Expert Analysis

  • Denver Broncos | #31
    Head coach John Fox is reportedly enamored with Hageman's raw tools and it isn't difficult to understand why as the 6-6, 310-pounder offers unbelievable athleticism and raw power. Forcing him to compete in a rotation like the one in Denver could be the best way to maximize Hageman's undeniable potential.
  • Washington Redskins | #2
    The physically gifted Hageman has the tools to line up as a full-time five-technique while also taking some snaps at the nose.
  • Baltimore Ravens | #48
    This would be a typical Ravens pick: Great value.
  • New England Patriots | #29
    When Hageman turns it on he's tough to stop. He has one gap penetrator skills and at 6-foot-6 with long arms, he can two gap all day long. He can play anywhere across the front and Belichick loves big guys with versatility.
 

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: The former Gopher projects very well as an athletic 5-technique (his best NFL position). Alternately lining up over the nose or as a three-technique, Hageman consistently pushes his counterparts deep into the backfield, demonstrating rare upfield burst for a man of his size, as well as impressive strength. A brute in the middle, combining excellent size and power to push blockers deep into the pocket.

Hageman flashed dominating strength and length at the Senior Bowl, routinely driving opponents into the backfield with his bull rush and showing impressive burst for a man of his imposing frame. He remains a prospect who flashes rather than consistently dominates but considering his power, size and athleticism, teams operating under 4-3 and 3-4 principles, alike, were taking notice.

WEAKNESSES: At times struggles to locate the football quickly, can appear a bit stiff changing directions and shows just average speed and determination in pursuit, despite being subbed often. Hageman is at his best when he stays low and fights through the limbs of blockers, but that doesn't happen enough as he routinely battles leverage problems. He needs to show better consistency at the next level.

Compares To: Albert Haynesworth, retired -- Like the former Tennessee Titan and Washington Redskin, Hageman offers an exciting blend of size, power and athleticism. He's maddeningly inconsistent, however, dominating for a snap or two and then disappearing for long stretches.

--Rob Rang

Player Overview

They don't come much more physically imposing than Hageman, whose broad shoulders, long arms and trim waist have generated comparisons from J.J. Watt to John Henderson.

Hageman's physical tools are exciting and his rise from a tough childhood is inspirational, but best of all is his DL versatility. Hagemen looks more like a modern day offensive tackle, possessing broad shoulders, long arms and a relatively trim waist. He remains a bit raw but possesses first round traits.

Former prep standout as tight end and basketball star, he moved to the defensive line during his redshirt freshman season and literally grew into the position.

After a dozen foster care homes, Hageman was adopted by lawyer couple, worked to overcome youthful anger issues and now, acknowledging his three-year old son as a stabilizing factor, Hageman is ready to become a 24-year old NFL rookie.

All due respect to dramatic and impressive ascent in tough life, Hageman remains a boom-or-bust prospect. He has ability to be one of the best in the game, but will need the right team environment to make this work for all concerned.

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Player News
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Falcon's picks: Round 2/37 - Ra'Shede Hageman, DE, 6-6, 310, Minnesota...Hageman played nose tackle for his final two seasons with the Gophers, but the Falcons said he'll play defensive end. Falcons coaches got an up-close look at Hageman during Senior Bowl week, where he dominated the one-on-one drills the entire week. - The Sports Xchange
 

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