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.