Ra'Shede Hageman NFL Draft 2014: Grading Falcons' 2nd-Round Pick

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At 6'6", 310 pounds, Ra'Shede Hageman has an elite build, for a defensive lineman, and absurd athleticism, given his size.

The University of Minnesota defensive tackle's background as a tight end and basketball player shine through in his play. This is not your typical 310-pound defensive lineman.

Hageman is certainly not a finished product, but he's a gifted athlete and shows flashes that suggest he could be a special player in the NFL

Hageman will play his rookie season at 24 years old. He's a versatile athlete who could seemingly play in a standard 3-4 or 4-3 alignment in the pros.

With just two sacks in his 2013 campaign with the Golden Gophers, Hageman didn't have eye-popping numbers in that respect.

Still, his presence was felt all over the field. With a blocked field goal and extra point, an interception, eight pass breakups and 13 tackles for loss, Hageman's impact earned him team MVP honors his senior season.

Hageman presents a unique skill set that his new team will look to refine. If he performs up to his potential, Hageman will be a nightmare in the trenches for At

Watch B/R's NFL draft analysts as they break down what Hageman will bring to the pros.