2007 NFL Draft Participant Opinions – CB Daymeion Hughes
The PAC-10 might have the two greatest CB’s which might be draft eligible in Antoine Cason and Daymeion Hughes out of Cal. Hughes has all of the instruments that ANY NFL personnel individual appears for in a CB, dimension (6’2, 195) pace (4.3), a fearless angle and a brief reminiscence. He’s a play maker plain and easy.
Hughes is at present a mid-season All-American by SI.com and CBS Sportsline and ranks second within the nation with seven interceptions thus far this season. Hughes is second all-time at Cal with 14 interceptions and snagged his seventh interception of the season in opposition to Washington, snagging a key cross ultimately zone, and in addition broke up a cross and had six tackles on the day. He collected his sixth interception of the season in opposition to Washington State to go along with three tackles and a cross breakup. Hughes had 4 tackles in opposition to Oregon whereas holding Jason Williams to simply 66 receiving yards (he had entered the sport with 115.5 per sport). Hughes recorded 4 tackles with a pair of cross break-ups in opposition to Oregon State, and he returned an interception for a landing in opposition to Arizona State (his fourth profession INT return for a TD and second this 12 months). Hughes added a second pick-off in opposition to the Solar Devils (his third profession two INT sport) whereas main the crew with 11 tackles. Daymeion returned an interception for a 30-yard landing in opposition to Portland State, and Hughes snared two interceptions in opposition to Minnesota whereas additionally tallying six tackles and a cross break-up. He recorded 5 tackles in opposition to Tennessee because the Volunteers not often threw in the direction of him. A preseason All-American by eight totally different publications, together with first crew All-America by ESPN.com and Playboy and is on the Watch Record for 3 totally different nationwide awards.
In 2005 he led the PAC-10 Convention with 17 passes defended, together with 12 break-ups whereas rating second within the league with 5 interceptions and ranked No. 16 nationally in that class. Hughes completed fourth on the squad with 62 tackles. Hughes additionally returned his 5 interceptions for 159 yards, together with a 41-yarder for a landing at Washington. Hughes had two interceptions within the shutout of Arizona and a 59-yard interception return at New Mexico State and his INT in opposition to BYU on the Cougars’ last possession clinched Cal’s victory within the Las Vegas Bowl. Hughes had a season-best 10 tackles and broke up two passes in opposition to top-ranked USC, he adopted that up by getting a blocked a kick and recorded a quarterback sack in opposition to Washington State. He compelled a fumble in opposition to Stanford.
Again in 2004, Hughes began at cornerback reverse Harrison Smith as a sophomore, beginning in 11 of Cal’s 12 video games. The membership’s Twelfth-leading tackler with 26 stops, together with 21 unassisted, he tied for second on crew in passes damaged up with six. Hughes starred within the Large Recreation vs. Stanford, breaking apart 4 passes and recording a pair of solo tackles, he additionally broke up passes at Air Power and Oregon State. He tallied four-tackle video games thrice, at Air Power, vs. Arizona State and within the Vacation Bowl vs. Texas Tech.
In his Freshman 12 months, he was the Bears’ best true freshman, beginning 5 video games at cornerback and tying for the crew lead with two interceptions. He had 30 tackles (25 solo) and recovered one fumble whereas taking part in in all 14 video games. His first interception of his profession got here in opposition to Oregon State, a decide he returned 72 yards for a landing, and his second interception got here in opposition to Washington on the Cal 6-yard line, staving off a attainable Husky scoring drive. Hughes was credited with three tackles within the Perception Bowl in opposition to Virginia Tech. Hughes was the recipient of the Bob Simmons
Award because the crew’s most precious freshman.
Popping out of Crenshaw Excessive College, Hughes graded out No. 79 on the California Prime 100 record and No. 41 on the Athletes record nationwide. He was named to the SuperPrep All-Far West crew and Prep Star’s All-West squad following a senior season that produced spectacular statistics on either side of the ball. He rushed for 600 yards and chalked up 720 yards receiving, whereas scoring a mixed 15 touchdowns as a senior and in addition registered 48 tackles and 10 interceptions at defensive again in 2002. Hughes made the Los Angeles Occasions all-region crew and was named the Coliseum League Co-Participant of the Yr. He additionally voted runner-up Southern California Prep Participant of the Yr and Lengthy Seaside Press-Telegram Finest within the West honorable point out. Hughes was thought to be the Eleventh-best cornerback within the West by PacWest/TheInsiders.com, and as a junior, earned all-league and all-city honors after speeding for greater than 1,500 yards and including one other 520 yards receiving. Hughes additionally gathered 49 tackles, 5 interceptions and two sacks at defensive again. Hughes competed two years in basketball and observe, and one season in tennis.
He’s a artwork observe main at Cal and is the chief of their secondary. His mother and father, Ronald and Catana, name him by his nickname, Dantè.
I see Hughes alongside the identical traces of Cason, because the 1b to Cason’s 1a with regards to CB’s this 12 months. You may’t go mistaken with both of them. Hughes is a confirmed play maker that may take away half the sphere. If I needed to examine him to anybody, it could be a extra bodily Champ Bailey. Bailey’s cowl abilities have been extra NFL prepared (when picked #7 total by the Redskins) then Hughes’, however Hughes has the flexibility to be THAT TYPE of participant.
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2007 NFL Draft Participant Opinions – CB Daymeion Hughes