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Grade
76.0 ?
  • 4.45 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 17 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 37.0 INCH
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 5'9" Height
  • 30" Arm Length
  • 200LBS. Weight
  • 8 1/2" Hands

Overview

Hillman is an early-entry junior to the 2012 draft and hails from San Diego State, where he started every game for the Aztecs in the past two years and was first team All-MWC. He is a bit undersized but has the speed and quickness to be an immediately impactful back in the NFL. He likely won't demand the bulk of the carries for an NFL team but is a good "change of pace" guy and does a lot of things well enough to project to make an impact.

Analysis

Strengths

Hillman relies heavily on his quickness off the snap and immediate vision to find a seam to be an effective runner. He has decent speed for his size, but his quickness is how he makes his plays. He has a good, natural feel for how to find daylight and can be patient to wait for a pulling interior lineman to get to the second level. He is a RB who plays much more with his instincts and savvy with the ball in his hands than one who relies on athletic ability. He has a good burst in a short area to make guys miss, and has the quickness to be an effective short-yardage back in the NFL.

Weaknesses

Hillman is a very smooth mover who is not very explosive with the ball in his hands. He likes to feel his way through the line of scrimmage and usually gets to the second level with ease, but he struggles to run with power or elusiveness to make defenders miss and really break for a big gain. He averaged 5.5 yards per carry in his senior year, but those numbers were a bit skewed thanks to some outlier-type big runs.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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