Inconsistent Ole Miss career hurts Hardy’s stock

When it comes to athletes, few take the field like Hardy. That is, when he takes the field. Between talent, injuries and attitude, Hardy is a guy who both intrigues and repulses NFL types.

Last week, a team executive called him the best pass rusher available in what is considered a very deep draft for defensive players. The next day, a head coach called him a “con artist.” In college, Hardy said that coaches once asked him if he was bipolar.

Ultimately, the negative assessments and skepticism could send what was once considered a top-10 talent spiraling down to the third round.