GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers rookie cornerback Casey Hayward could be two games away from joining elite company.
Hayward, the 62nd overall selection in this year's draft, is practically a lock to win the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year award.
Hayward is tied for fourth in the NFL with six interceptions, and, according to ProFootballFocus.com's rating system, has been the second-best cornerback in the entire NFL.
"You never expect anything to this extreme," Hayward told FOXSportsWisconsin.com last week. "I've been playing pretty good, trying to get better. If that award comes, then it comes, and I'll be happy if it does. I'm still trying to get the hang of things, though."
If this is Hayward still getting the hang of things, the Packers should have a lockdown cornerback for the next decade.
When opposing quarterbacks have thrown the ball to the wide receiver Hayward is covering, their passer rating is just 23.5. That is by far the best mark in the NFL for any cornerback, with t...