B.J. Hill

N.C. State
DT

Prospect Info

College
N.C. State
Hometown
Class
Oakboro, NC
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 3"
311 lbs
33”
Hands
10 5/8”

Prospect Grade

5.62
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
New York Giants
Giants
Round 3 ‧ Pick 5
40 Yard Dash
4.99
Seconds
 
Bench Press
35
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
26.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
101.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.28
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.53
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
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Hill came to Raleigh as a former high school defensive end and running back, but is now a mammoth 315-pound tackle that holds his ground up front while showing off light feet as if he was still carrying the ball on offense. He was the team's Defensive Freshman of the Year in 2014, playing in 12 games and starting five of the last six, making 37 tackles, 7.5 for loss. Hill shared the Wolfpack's award for most outstanding defensive lineman in 2015, posting 51 stops, 11 for loss, and 3.5 sacks while starting all 13 games on the year. Once again a year-long starter in 2016, Hill's production dropped a bit to 39 tackles, 2.5 for loss, one sack, and three pass break-ups. He continued to be a constant on State's fearsome front line, being named honorable mention All-ACC after starting all 13 games, making 57 tackles, 5.5 for loss, three sacks while breaking up three passes.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 3
NFL Comparison
Marvin Austin
Overview
Hill is a one-gapping, upfield defensive tackle with decent athleticism who seems to be able to find the football at an adequate rate despite lacking some play strength. While Hill's production has been solid, he will have to develop more strength at the point of attack or become a more explosive upfield player to set himself apart and become a rotational defensive tackle.
Strengths
  • Athletic interior lineman
  • His movement is natural and fairly smooth
  • Gets a good jump on play directions
  • Plays with desired anticipation and initial snap quickness
  • Instincts are above average
  • Shows good recognition of pre-snap movement and blocking schemes
  • Does a good job of recognizing cut attempts, stuffing them and sliding down the line after the ball
  • Has played a higher percentage of snap counts for a defensive tackle for three years
  • Shows good upper body turn to help him get around blocker's edge
  • Has good tackle production and makes tackles near line of scrimmage or down the field
Weaknesses
  • Play strength at point of attack is a concern
  • Gives ground against initial contact when facing a quality drive blocker
  • Doesn't display the lower body anchor teams typically like
  • Will get put on a dolly and rolled way out of his gap by double teams
  • Will have to learn to spin out of double teams on next level
  • Gets bumped out of his track by blocks from the edge
  • Body control and contact balance is below average
  • Pressure total and sack count low over last two seasons despite playing along quality defensive front
  • Bull rush isn't there

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GRADE
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