SELECTED BY SEATTLE , ROUND 5, PICK 25, OVERALL PICK 157
WR | (6'1", 197, 4.51) | Colorado | COLLEGE STATS
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Comments: Hackett has rare leaping ability. Good height, can catch balls at apex. Good athlete, can make spectacular catches. Solid hands. Continues to improve. Good size, uses frame to shield defenders from ball. Could develop into a good red-zone target. Steps up in pressure situations. Runs with great balance, works hard after the catch and can bounce off tacklers. Always knows where first-down marker is. Adequate speed means he can't run from defenders and shouldn't be much of a threat in the vertical game. Lacks elusiveness. Is inconsistent. Bothered by leg injuries during his junior season. Hackett transferred to Colorado from Cal State Northridge after his sophomore year. He started as a senior and had 78 receptions. His father, Eddie, had a brief career with the Vikings. Hackett's lack of speed and inconsistency as a route-runner should cause him to slip to the later rounds, but he could wind up becoming one of the better values in this year's draft. With added bulk and improved route-running skills, he has the tools to develop into an excellent No. 3/possession receiver. * Player biographies are provided by Scouts Inc.