Justice Hill

Oklahoma State
RB

Prospect Info

College
Oklahoma State
Hometown
Class
Tulsa, OK
Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
5' 10"
198 lbs
31 5/8”
Hands
9 1/2”

Prospect Grade

5.48
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
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2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Baltimore
Ravens
Round 4 ‧ Pick 11
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40 Yard Dash
4.4u
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Bench Press
21
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
40.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
130.0
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3 Cone Drill
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20 Yd Shuttle
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60 Yd Shuttle
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Cowboys coach Mike Gundy has succeeded at Stillwater because of his ability to win recruiting battles in Oklahoma. Hill was the state's Division II Offensive Player of the Year as a senior for Tulsa's Booker T. Washington High School (198-1,948, 32 TD). Gundy did not hesitate to get Hill on the field his first year with the team, starting him in 10 of 13 games played, which allowed him to become the nation's leading freshman rusher, a Freshman All-American selection, and the Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year. He ran for 1,142 yards and six scores on 206 carries (5.5 per) that season. Hill had no sophomore slump in 2017, leading the Big 12 with 268 carries, 1,467 rushing yards (5.5 per), and 15 rushing touchdowns to earn first-team All-Big 12 honors. He was also a 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-American. Hill was a first-team All-Big 12 pick again in 2018 though his numbers were significantly lower (158-930-5.9, nine TD rushing; 13-68-5.2 receiving) due to getting fewer carries and missing two games due to a rib injury. He also chose to sit out the team's bowl game to stay healthy and prepare for the NFL Draft.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 3
NFL Comparison
Phillip Lindsay
Overview
Hill is an undersized but excitable runner with a go-go tempo that can work for and against him on any given series. He runs tough along the interior and has the vision and agility to slip tackles, but his lack of size and explosive top-end play speed could work against him. Hill might not have the skills needed to handle third-down duties, so he could be pigeon-holed as a try-hard backup with average upside.
Strengths
  • Consistent play and production in all three seasons
  • Feet have good life and runs with a wide base
  • Willing to keep runs play-side in search of daylight
  • Limber hips to balance and recover against contact
  • Fast decision-maker on the move
  • Able to slam on brakes for sudden cuts from a full sprint
  • Shifty in the open field
  • Tight, rapid spin move to rid himself of a tackle
  • Runs like his hair is on fire and fights hard against the tackle
  • Has access to sharp, lateral cuts to bounce the run wide
  • Outstanding ball security with just five career fumbles
Weaknesses
  • Undersized by NFL standards
  • Running style is frenetic and lacking tempo
  • Tends to crowd the running lane unnecessarily
  • Will careen off of his own blockers in the middle of his run
  • Doesn't elude punishing blows in open field
  • Some wasted motion open-field movements and jukes
  • Paces too quickly and fails to run tacklers into blockers
  • Top-end speed appears marginal
  • Linebackers can cut off his angle to the corner
  • Just five carries of 30+ yards in 2018
  • Gets steamrolled by size in pass protection

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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