Hill is a tremendous
athlete and is an outstanding runner. He displays very quick feet
and can change directions very quickly turning around defenders in the
open field. Hill shows outstanding coordination when running the
ball, blocking, or in pass routes. He has good balance and quickness
to get up through the hole very quickly.
Hill is a tough
runner but spent most of 2008 dealing with injuries. Because of
his injuries his production wasn't what Wisconsin had hoped for, but
when he is healthy you can see what he can do (Florida State).
He is a little inconsistent and most of that can be attributed to his
injuries. Hill is a team player and had no problem sharing time
and carries with John Clay. He shows a lot of pride with his fighting
injuries to at least play in every game this season.
Hill has outstanding
running instincts and finds the hole very quickly and gets through it
very fast. He reacts well to what the defense is trying to do
to him which allows him to get to the openings very quickly. His
concentration rarely waivers and he does a very good job of recognizing
the blitz and he is a very solid blocker.
Hill has outstanding
size at RB and is just another big strong quick runner from Wisconsin.
He has outstanding explosion through the hole and is very good at breaking
tackles. Hill plays and runs very strong and finishes the run
very strong. His durability is the biggest question mark; he was
extremely productive in 2006 and 2007 and then when it was supposed
to be his show in 2008 he had to battle injuries all season.
20 Yard Shuttle:
60 Yard Shuttle:
3 Cone Drill:
Can make you miss
in open space
Very good quickness
to change directions
Hard runner between
to get corner
ADJUST TO BALL
Good body control
Not big time receiver
blitz good technique
Strong ball carrier/doesn't
make many mistakes
Hill is a very strong runner with
good instincts. He finds the hole well and explodes up through
it. He finishes runs strong and knows how and when to use his
cut back abilities. Hill is a solid blocker and recognizes the
is a bit of question as he battled injuries much of 2008. His
production is solid when he is healthy and playing a 16 game NFL season
may take its toll on Hill's body. Hill is not the best pass
receiver; he is not going to make huge plays in the passing game but
his strong hands do make him a threat.
Hill is a great instinctive runner
with a lot of power. He plays strong, blocks well, and has great
quickness in the open field. Hill's only question mark really
is how does he hold up over a longer more grueling NFL schedule.
In 2006 and 2007 he had excellent production and then in 2008, battling
injuries, kind of fell off. I believe Hill could be an effective
short yardage and goal line back in the NFL, where he is not going to
get the bulk of the carries but be very effective in special situations.
Numerical Final Grade Scale:
7.0-7.9 - Pro Bowl potential
6.5-6.9 - Highly-productive starter
6.3-6.4 - Very good starter
6.1-6.2 - Good starting player
6.0 - Very productive backup/may develop into starter
5.9 - Very good backup/special-teams player
5.8 - Quality backup/special-teams player
5.5-5.7 - Backup/project/special-teams player
126.96.36.199 - Backup/scout team
Individual Numerical Grade based on a 1-9 scale, 1 (not good enough for NFL) to 9 (rare quality).