On Monday night, the Tarleton State cornerback announced his pro football destination on social media after signing a deal with the Patriots.
Hafford, a sixth-year senior who appeared in 56 games for the Texans during his career, measured 5-10, 195 at his pro day and shown some strength and explosiveness.
He ran a 4.56-second 40-yard dash and completed 24 bench press reps.
He started all 11 games as a true freshman and finished sixth on the team with 54 tackles, including 37 solos, 1.5 tackles for loss, four pass breakups, and a fumble recovery.
The Patriots are most likely interested in his senior season in 2021. During his final college season, Hafford had 50 tackles and eight turnovers.
Six of the turnovers were interceptions, with the other two being fumble recoveries. He was later voted WAC Defensive Player of the Year, although he generated little pre-draft buzz out of the FCS.
The Patriots will now give him a chance to prove himself as a cornerback. After all, the Patriots have a history of drafting cornerbacks who turn out to be gems.