4/27/22: Hamilton totaled 31 tackles, three interceptions and three passes defended in 2021. A knee injury suffered while tackling USC's Drake London took Hamilton out for rest of the season. While he has worked out before the draft, Hamilton posted some slow 40 times that hurt his draft stock, and teams say Hamilton's character was underwhelming in the interview process. His stock has slid somewhat from earlier in the 2022 NFL Draft process.
At Notre Dame, Hamilton was a dynamic playmaker and difference maker. He has phenomenal size, speed and athleticism to go along with dangerous ball skills. With his size and tackling ability, Hamilton is a highly impactful run defender who flies downhill and is capable of being the eighth man in the box. With his speed and range, Hamilton was respectable as a free safety who locked down the deep part of the field. Hamilton also displayed some ability to handle man coverage on tight ends. Hamilton's best fit as a pro might be as a sub package linebacker.
7/17/21: Hamilton totaled 56 tackles, an interception and six passes broken up in 2020. In 2019, he put together an excellent freshman season for Notre Dame, showing good ball skills with four interceptions and six passes broken up to go along with 41 tackles.
On top of playing well, the 6-foot-4, 216-pounder has upside as well as very good height and length for the position. Hamilton shows the versatility to play free safety or strong safety, to serve as the eighth man in the box, and or to handle man coverage on tight ends. The only role he should not be assigned is playing man on slot receivers, but he is a tough run defender who has excellent instincts in pass coverage. Hamilton has intelligence, good vision, and superb closing speed. He has the potential to be an excellent NFL safety.