- AProjectionRound 1-3
- Hand10 ¼
- Arm33 ⅜
Strong Points: Freaky athleticism for someone with his size, strength, length, power. Flashes dominating ability. Has some plays that show how special he can be. Very strong at the point -- sheds, reads and reacts very fast. Quick of the ball and consistently disruptive. Strong inside pass rusher.
Weak Points: Had a disconnect with the new UCF coaching staff and lost his starting job (though he still played a lot). Bull-headed. Could be difficult to coach. Undisciplined at times on the field. Reportedly lacks a top work ethic.
The Way We See It: Hill is THE wild card among defensive lineman in this draft. There is no question he has first-round talent and can be a dominant player, but he didn't get along well with the new UCF coaches and his play time suffered. Still, he was a difference maker when he played. Very difficult to block one-on-one. Plays the run and rushes the passer. Gets more pressure than sacks but is disruptive. Private workouts and interviews will be important in determining his draft status. He has immense talent, but will he be a disruptive figure on his NFL team? Many defensive linemen come with a little crap in their neck; it gets down to how the team and coaches can handle them. Could go as early as Round 1 but won't go later than the third. A hit-or-miss player, but Hill has great talent and upside.