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With the 30th pick in the second round of the 2012 draft, the Packers select Vanderbilt cornerback Casey Hayward.
The way Hayward has played this season, it's simply impossible to go any direction but the original path intended by general manager Ted Thompson.
Without a doubt, Hayward would be a first-round draft choice of some other team if everything were to start over from scratch, but given the self-imposed guideline that I couldn't select any players after they were originally selected, we'll stick with Hayward where the Packers took him back in April.
Hayward didn't even receive much playing time at the beginning of the season, but his role has consistently been expanded as he's elevated his level of play.
"He's a natural," said Bloom. "He's been exactly what they need. Talking about rising to the occasion, coming through in a way at a crucial time for this team with (Charles) Woodson being hurt."
Hayward has been playing Woodson's role as the slot cornerback, but the rookie has been inserted into the starting lineup ever since fellow cornerback Sam Shields was injured back in Week 6.
The most impressive part of Hayward's game have been his four interceptions, which is tied for the third-most in the NFL and is the best mark among rookies.
"It's almost like what Casey Hayward has done, the football gods sent to them," said Bloom. "They needed somebody who was going to be able to come in, play right away and be versatile enough to play different spots in the secondary and otherwise make an impact."