Trysten Hill

Central Florida
DT
DL06

Prospect Info

College
Central Florida
Hometown
Class
Lee, Fla.
Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 3"
308 lbs
33 3/8”
Hands
10 1/4”

Prospect Grade

5.75
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
5.04
Seconds
 
Bench Press
28
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
35.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
115.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.7
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.38
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

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Hill did not end his career at UCF on a positive note. He barely played in the team's Fiesta Bowl loss to LSU, made it clear he was unhappy about his playing time after the game, and did not thank the team's current coaching staff in the note in which he made his declaration for early entry in the NFL draft. Hill had been a major factor in the Knights' win in the American Athletic Conference Championship Game, making six tackles, three for loss, and two sacks. But he had been in the doghouse throughout the 2018 season, only starting once in 11 contests in spite of having his most productive season (36 tackles, 10.5 for loss, three sacks). Under former coach Scott Frost, Hill started all 13 games as a true freshman (15 tackles, five for loss, one sack) and as a sophomore, when he earned second-team All-AAC honors (20 tackles, four for loss, two sacks).
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
NFL Comparison
Brandon Dunn
Overview
He's the most talented and impactful defensive lineman on the team, but concerns over his football character and maturity have hindered his standing on the team at times. Despite starting just once this season, Hill was a gap bandit who disrupted running games and spent time harassing quarterbacks with consistent effort and hustle. He needs to get stronger and play with better control, but his get-off and athletic hands/feet should make him a rotational one-gapper if the maturity and coachability check out.
Strengths
  • Plays with good initial burst upfield
  • Always the first off the snap on his defensive line
  • Hustles hard around the field looking for tackles
  • Plays with functional agility and bend to finish tackles in open spaces
  • Twitchy arm-over access into A-gap
  • Effective use of hands
  • Leveraged strikes into blockers for early leads in the rep
  • Fluid with his edge-to-edge rush
  • Refuses to just lay on blocks and is always working hands and feet
  • Possesses smooth inside spin counter
  • Energetic and disruptive
Weaknesses
  • Has been in the doghouse with his coaches at times
  • Work ethic has been challenged in the past
  • Can be inefficient due to lack of control at times
  • Inconsistent initial reaction step
  • Will run himself out of gaps
  • Could struggle to anchor against double teams
  • Head down when firing into initial punch
  • Needs better feel and response for down blocks
  • Has to prove he can handle heads-up NFL power
Sources Tell Us

"One thing that pops up is that he's really opinionated about a lot of things. Big talker. He wasn't always fun to coach so you have to keep that in mind if you bring him into your room." - NFC area scout

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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