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Ra'Shede Hageman | Defensive Tackle

Team: Minnesota Golden Gophers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 302

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Minnesota DT Ra'Shede Hageman is visiting the Steelers on Thursday.
Hageman's projection is an interesting one. Many teams could see a fit next to, or over, the center in a one-technique role, since this is what he played last season. Others could see Hageman has a five-technique outside of the tackle because he offers an outstanding blend of athleticism and size. Expect him to be the second defensive tackle selected after Aaron Donald. Apr 17 - 11:23 AM

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Minnesota DL Ra'Shede Hageman was called "lazy" but in possession of "all kinds of ability" by NFL evaluators in a story.

"When he wants to play, he can," an NFC personnel man said. "You watch him for a couple of plays, and you see things. Then, you don’t see him again." An AFC exec summed up the scouting reports we've been reading for months, calling the Golden Gophers' star "big and talented" but "lazy." NFL Films' Greg Cosell believes Hageman will "polarize" war rooms in May, and the quoted NFC scout agrees: "There’s all kinds of ability. But he turns it on and turns it off. There’s an upside there, though." Outside of Jadeveon Clowney, Hageman is as athletically gifted as any defensive line prospect. At 6-foot-6, 311-pounds, he runs a sub 5-second forty and is arguably versatile enough to play any DL position in any scheme.
Apr 13 - 10:25 PM

The Patriots will "look at interior OL, interior DL and maybe a move TE who can provide versatility and depth," reports's Albert Breer.

The reporter also previously reported that New England will draft a quarterback. Minnesota DL Ra'Shede Hageman has been slotted to the Patriots at No. 29 in a few mock drafts, including Pat Kirwan's most recent. NFL Films' Greg Cosell said earlier this week that Hageman will "polarize" war rooms due to his size and athleticism, and we obviously don't know how the Pats perceive him.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 12 - 5:01 PM

Minnesota DL Ra'Shede Hageman will "polarize" war rooms due to his size and athleticism, says NFL Films' Greg Cosell.

"He's the most physically gifted DT in the class," Cosell said. "He's 6-6, he's about 315, he's very, very athletic, almost silly athletic for that size. There's a guy you would look at under normal circumstances and say, 'That's a top 10 pick." The problem, of course, is consistency. Cosell mentions the "splash" plays that jump off Hageman's tape, but the Golden Gopher stud also disappears for entire series' at a time. This is a boom-or-bust prospect.
Apr 10 - 9:06 PM

Minnesota DL Ra'Shede Hageman has met or visited with the Atlanta Falcons, Arizona Cardinals and the Indianapolis Colts, according to Aaron Wilson.

Hageman's range on draft day could be ridiculously wide. Teams could view him as a potential monster in a variety of alignments. He already bats down passes at a high rate and produces flashes of interior disruption thanks to explosive first step. Hageman really struggles when losing off the snap, however.
Apr 10 - 11:02 AM

Scouts Inc.'s Todd McShay believes Minnesota DL Ra'Shede Hageman is the biggest risk among trench prospects.

"You're taking a player with enormous physical tools. He's tall, he is big, he flashes on tape, but there is not that consistency there," McShay said, adding Hageman will likely be a top 25 pick. The Minnesota product is a ridiculous athlete for his size and typically lined up as a 1-technique this season. His career could be morphed into a 5-technique, however.
Source: ESPN
Mar 28 - 9:16 AM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler does not see Minnesota DT Ra'Shede Hageman as a top-40 pick.

"What am I missing with DT Ra'Shede Hageman? Tough to justify using a top-40 pick on him in my opinion," Brugler tweeted. Hageman has the physical tools to be successful, standing at 6-foot-6 and weighing in at 311-pounds. He has broad shoulders and long arms, and has rare upfield burst for a guy his size. Teams are intrigued by his position versatility, but they'll have to get past the fact that he's such a raw talent. Hageman has a ton of upside at the next level, and with the right coaching, he could become more consistent with his play.
Mar 12 - 10:57 PM's Todd McShay called Minnesota DT Ra'Shede Hageman a "rare talent."

"Hageman has more 'wow' moments than any DT in class," McShay tweeted. "Pads rise way too often, motor runs hot-cold." Outside of Jadeveon Clowney, Hageman is as athletically gifted as any defensive line prospect. At 6-foot-6, 311-pounds, he runs a sub 5-second forty and is arguably versatile enough to play any DL position in any scheme. Some believe his best fit is as a 3-4 DE, while others see a pocket collapsing 4-3 DT. Some evaluators are spooked by his inconsistency, but keep in mind that Hageman was easily Minnesota's best defender and was often targeted with multiple blockers in Big 10 play.
Mar 5 - 6:21 PM

Close to 20 teams are in attendance for Minnesota's Pro day, according to Tom Pelissero.

Pelissero listed four teams, the Packers, Eagles, Chiefs and Vikings as having representatives at the event. Minnesota's top prospect, Ra'Shede Hageman, will not be doing much after posting a great Combine workout. His fit with the Packers is one worth watching.
Mar 3 - 10:27 AM

Minnesota DT Ra'Shede Hageman ran an official 5.02 second forty at the NFL Scouting Combine.

He clocked a 4.97 on an unofficial run. Hageman is an eye-of-the-beholder prospect. Some say he's boom-or-bust, while others say that a player who plays as high as he does can't hold down the interior. Some disregard him due to his age (he'll be 24 as a rookie) or inconsistency, while others watch tape of a 6-foot-6, 311-pound monster who at times single-handedly caved in offensive lines as one of the Gophers' only standout defenders. Is Hageman little more than a five-technique defensive end who can hold the edge? Or will he develop into an interior pass-rushing menace? This is why GMs are paid the big bucks, folks.
Feb 24 - 7:47 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock is unnerved by the inconsistency of Minnesota DL Ra'Shede Hageman.

Mayock urges that any Hageman evaluation must consider both his enormous upside, but also his troubling propensity to "disappear for three quarters" in some games. The draft expert says Hageman looks like a first-round pick in some contests, and a fifth- or sixth-rounder in others.
Feb 19 - 5:12 PM

Minnesota DL Ra'Shede Hageman is "scheme friendly for all 32 clubs," according to Senior Bowl Director Phil Savage.

Savage believes the 6-foot-6, 311-pound former Gopher with 33 3/4-inch arms is athletic enough to play either 4-3 DT or 3-4 DE. "He flashes rare athletic skills and is difficult to knock off his feet," Savage said. "Against direct runs, he has the size to anchor and hold his ground, yet possesses the quickness and balance to chase from the backside. As a pass rusher, he is hit-and-miss, however, there is enough bend and strength to push the pocket and enough lateral quickness to get through half-a-man." If we were running an NFL team with a pick near the end of the first-round, we'd ensure that Hageman didn't slip to Day Two.
Feb 5 - 5:45 PM

Minnesota DL Ra'Shede Hageman will post "J.J. Watt-like numbers at the Combine," according to's Bucky Brooks.

"From a physical standpoint, he is everything," Brooks adds. Watt posted a ridiculous 4.81 forty to go along with 34 bench press reps and three-cone drill of 6.88 seconds at 6'5/290 pounds. Those numbers will be nearly impossible to replicate.
Jan 28 - 4:37 PM

One NFL personnel staff member told CBS Sports' Dane Brugler that this was the worst Senior Bowl roster he had seen in 20 years.

It lacked the top five pick appeal of last year, but we think this is a bit harsh. Sure, the roster was made up of day three or late day two picks, but a handful of first-round talents did attend. Around 28 seniors did turn down an invitation prior to the event, however.
Jan 24 - 10:26 AM's Bucky Brooks wrote that Minnesota DT Ra'Shede Hageman is "one of the most explosive athletes in college football" but "he hasn't put it together on the field."

"Hageman has recorded a 36-inch vertical jump and clocked an astonishing 1.57-second 10-yard split in the 40-yard dash. Factor in his reported 465-pound bench press, and Hageman will be expected to rank among the top performers at the NFL Scouting Combine in a few months," Brooks wrote. Still, Brooks doesn't believe the 6-foot-6, 311-pound senior was productive enough on the college gridiron (18.5 TFL, eight sacks and 11 pass breakups over the past two seasons). "Hageman could be the kind of difference-maker that transforms a good defense into a great one," Brooks wrote. "However, there is no guarantee that he will ever reach his potential despite his remarkable talent, which is why he could fall into the 'boom-or-bust' category by draft day."
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 05:43:00 PM