TCU S Chris Hackett declares for the NFL Draft


TCU safety Chris Hackett has announced he will forgo his final season of eligibility and declare for the 2015 NFL Draft.  After finishing an outstanding season that had the Horned Frogs finished outside the first college football playoff and co-champions of the Big XII, Hackett and TCU took their frustrations out on Ole Miss in a 42-3 thumping.  Hackett had a big season in terms of production and may be hoping to capitalize on his draft prospects now rather than going back for another season.

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Listed 6’2″ 195lbs, Hackett had 51 solo tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 7 interceptions, 6 pass deflections, and a forced fumble in 13 games this season.  In his three seasons for the Horned Frogs, the Tyler, Texas native has 12 career interceptions.  Hackett is one of a number of defenders that head coach Gary Patterson will have to replace along with defensive tackle Chucky Hunter and linebacker Paul Dawson as two of the more notables.

Hackett is the second safety this week to declare as Alabama’s Landon Collins also made his announcement that he was declaring.  The safety class is largely unsettled at this point and the NFL is always looking for ballhawking safeties like Hackett, who has a good length for the position.