Chicago Bears Draft Scout: Mike Hughes

DALLAS, TX - NOVEMBER 4: Mike Hughes
DALLAS, TX - NOVEMBER 4: Mike Hughes /
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Pro Comparison

Joe Haden Pittsburgh Steelers

Haden likely has better footwork, but the ability to be a press cornerback, despite the size limitations is what Haden brings that Mike Hughes can follow through from. Haden is very physical for his size, and has always been an effective and willing run defender. Mike Hughes brings the same physicality.

Hughes has the hips and the fluid movement that looks like he will be able to mirror receivers and at that point he could hit the target of being a shut down cornerback such as Joe Haden. Back in the day, Haden never needed a safety over the top of him when pressing. Hughes brings that speed. With confidence in his overall game, he can survive the size disadvantage.

This is a ceiling for Mike Hughes, but in terms of style, he is probably watching some Joe Haden tape. He knows what it takes to be a press cornerback at his size, and has a lot of the traits to become that next player in this area.