Scouting Report: Javon Hagan, FS, Ohio

Jacksonville FL | 6011 | 211 | 4.56E | 2020

Freelance safety with great size and acceleration. Does an excellent job playing decoy and baiting the quarterback. Doesn’t stand still pre-snap, whether it’s taking a few steps up, left or right, he is constantly trying to disguise his every move. As the last line of defense, his first move is usually to take a step back, as he is so quick to break on the ball—he utilizes his makeup speed. Will lay the lumber when presented the opportunity. Doesn’t always take the best angles. Follows his assignment out almost to a fault, where sometimes he fails to adjust to the play as it unfolds. He also needs to sharpen his backpedal. Accumulated 52 tackles, six forced fumbles, three interceptions and eight pass deflections, earning MAC All-American and Freshman of the Year Honors in 2016. He averaged 40 yards per interception return, showing nice instincts with the ball in his hands and was known to challenge some of the upperclassmen, as he has embraced a leadership role. “Not only does he make picks and do some of the flashy kind of stuff, but he is a physical guy against the run and makes tackles and can play off blocks of receivers and be a force,” according to his head coach Frank Zolich.

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2016: Saw action in all 14 games, starting in seven of them…Compiled 53 total tackles on the season (35 solo, 18 assisted)….recorded three tackles for loss…recorded three interceptions for 120 yards on the season as well as eight pass breakups and 11 passes defended…recorded one recovered fumble on the season as well as six forced fumbles…named First Team All-MAC and MAC Freshman of the Year

2015: Redshirted.

High School: Two-year varsity letterman…Had a career 100 tackles, three interceptions, two forced fumbles, and 58 solo tackles…Two-time State Champions (2013 and 2014)…2014 Burger King Bowl Series Champions.

Personal: Born February 22, 1997… Son of Anjanette Madison and James Polite … Has six siblings (Adrian, Jalen, Tyler, Samiah, Kaylan, and Khadija)… His hobbies include studying, sports and hanging out with friends… Chose Ohio for the atmosphere and a good academic program… Plans to major in Sports Management.

Rick Serritella

Established in 2002, NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella began his independent scouting service as a publication used by all 32 NFL teams. Eventually, it would evolve into an online scouting resource that reaches millions of people each month. An early adaptor to technology, the NFL Draft Bible produced the first ever livestream video show and live podcast on location from the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft Bible network extends to professional football leagues all over the world and includes general managers, executives, scouts, coaches, agents, trainers, advisors, along with other media outlets and draftniks. In addition to owning the NFL Draft Bible, Serritella has also served as executive producer of the T.Ocho Show (2010) on NBC Sports, producer for The Mike & The Mad Dog Show (2002) on YES Network, producer for NFL Now with Mike Francesa, one of the only nationally syndicated NFL shows at that time (2003), producer on ESPN Hollywoood (2005) and helped start up the Wall Street Journal YouTube channel (2007). He has interviewed the likes of Donald Trump, Roger Goodell, Archie Manning, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Danica Patrick, Venus Williams, Howard Stern, Don King, Jay-Z, Madonna, Bon Jovi and hundreds of other celebrities/athletes. Other involvements include helping build the fiber-optic system for MLB Network during his time as manager at HTN Communications, writing for USA TODAY, working for CBS and AEG Live. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of Media for the Parabolic Performance NFL Draft Prep program. In 2017, Serritella served as the Director of Player Personnel for the College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI, Serritella earned a B.A. in Sports Entertainment & Event Management and was honored with the Inaugural Sports Entertainment & Event Management Success Board Achievement Award by the school in 2009. While attending JWU, he interned for the New England Patriots and ESPN X-Games. A proud member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Serritella currently resides in his home state of New Jersey.

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