The Oakland Raiders have selected cornerback D.J. Hayden out of Houston with the 12th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
You may remember Hayden, who collided with a teammate at practice last years and severed his inferior vena cava, nearly killing him. Fortunately he survived, and not only is he ok, he is also projected to be a late first round or early second round pick in the upcoming draft.
Hayden, a cornerback, transferred to Houston after two years at Navorro College. He earned All-Conference USA honors last year despite the injury.
The Raiders traded down from No. 3 overall with the D0lphins, and acquired the 12th and 42nd selections.