Javon Hagan: 2018 NFL Draft Prospect

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Javon Hagan: 2018 NFL draft prospect

How did big schools miss on Javon Hagan. If you watch Hagan play, you will see a Sunday player. Currently projected as a second rounder. But if NFL teams get a whiff of Hagan, he’s gone in the first round. All he has to do is keep improving.

College: Ohio University #7

Position: Free Safety

Height: 6-0

Weight: 207



NFL Draft Board Breakdown

The 2018 NFL Draft Board

Coming out of high school

Javon Hagan came out of Trinity Christian High School as a three star recruit according to 247Sports.com. Meanwhile, Scout.com rated Hagan as a two star recruit.

Hagan played a hybrid outside linebacker/strong safety in high school. The Ohio Bobcats moved him to free safety. This might have propelled Hagan’s career from two star recruit, to MAC Freshman of the Year.

College experience

Ohio Bobcats FootballJavon Hagan redshirted his first year at Ohio. Hagan lit up the MAC his redshirt freshman year winning MAC Freshman of the Year. And, making second team All-MAC.

Spring Practice 2017

Hagan rates as a top returnee for the Ohio Bobcats.

2018 NFL draft potential

Chris Ransom of DraftUtopia.com has Javon Hagan drafted in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Currently Ransom has Hagan going to the Atlanta Falcons with pick number 16.

Currently, on the NFL Draft Board, Javon Hagan comes in at 2018 NFL draft prospect number 43.

It might be hard to imagine a redshirt sophomore from the MAC as a first rounder. But, Javon Hagan won the MAC Freshman of the Year in 2016.

Most colleges overlooked Hagan’s potential. NFL teams probably won’t overlook Hagan’s potential.

Hagan looks like a second or third round draft choice in the 2018 NFL draft. Depending on his 2017 season, he could break into the first round. But, he could really solidify a high draft by playing for the Ohio Bobcats in 2018.

This Tweet by Hagan may mean he stays in school even longer. He is smart enough to look beyond the NFL career. In the long term an NFL career seems like a blink of an eye. But, a degree is forever.






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