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  • 5.17 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 27 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 28.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 109.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.89 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'4" Height
  • 329LBS. Weight


Stillman College has not produced a load of players to the NFL, but when scouts went to the "other school" in Tuscaloosa to check out Brian Witherspoon in 2007, they couldn't help but notice the big man inside. Hill played defensive end as a senior, despite his 6-foot-4, 328-pound frame, because coaches wanted to prevent double-team blocks from taking him out of the action. The result was his most productive season yet (59 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, seven pass breakups and a second straight first-team All-SIAC selection). His agility and girth are coveted by scouts, making him a potential middle-round pick in 2009.



Positives: Tall with muscular overall build and long arms. ... Displays excellent agility and quickness for his size. ... Uses a punch and good hand play to discard offensive tackles at the line of scrimmage. ... Swats chipping running backs away like flies on the outside. ... Good closing speed and has the length to wrap up in the backfield. ... Flashes the initial quickness inside. ... Bull rushes his man into the pocket when one-on-one inside. ... Breaks down on the edge and changes direction well for his size. ... Could project as a 3-4 defensive end. Negatives: Looks like a man among boys against lower level competition, especially when lined up on the edge, but must prove he can handle the next level physically. ... Fails to consistently get off double teams when inside. ... Must work on lowering his pad level so he's not stood up to lose the leverage battle against NFL offensive linemen and be susceptible to cut blocks. ... Doesn't chase or hustle consistently.
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.