Daymeion Hughes burst onto the scene as a true freshman, earning five starts, and finishing with 30 tackles, and two picks. He didnít quite have the sophomore season expected as a big play guy, as he posted just 26 tackles on the year. As a junior however, Hughes lived up to the hype generated off of that standout rookie campaign. He had 62 tackles, five picks, and led the Pac 10 with 17 passes defensed. Hughes won the Lott Trophy as a senior, after finishing the year with 67 tackles and eight interceptions.
Hughes is a very good cover corner, and may have the best vall skills of any corner in the draft. He is very quick, and can change direction well. He is very aggressive in both making plays on the ball, and at helping in run support. Hughes is a playmaker and has a nose for the football.
Hughes could stand to add a few pounds to his frame. He may not be able to compete with the stronger wide receivers because of his lanky frame. His aggressiveness can also hurt him at times, as he tends to bite on plays too much at this point. Hughes also lacks the pure speed to keep up with faster receivers down the field in coverage.
Daymeion Hughes has excelled on the football field, and still has upside left to his game. He is a playmaker and very aggressive on the field. He did not help his stock in the post season however. He measured up shorter than expected and only managed to run between a 4.6 and 4.7. He bounced back with a 4.56 at his pro day, but either way, he lacks the pure speed to be taken in the first round, where many projected him before the draft. His on field ability should be enough to land him in the third round area, and he is a player that could outplay his draft position.