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2016 NFL DRAFT

Taysom Hill, QB

School: Brigham Young  |  Conference: FBS Independents
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Pocatello, ID
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 232 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
157114-5

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Combine Results
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Dual-threat passer frequently slips out of the grasp of would-be tacklers to frustrate defenses and extend drives. Not only much faster than he looks; Hill is very strong, boasting the upper body more typical of a linebacker.

WEAKNESSES: Reliance on his mobility and limited passing skill cap his NFL projection. Reluctant to throw passes until his receivers are open and shows less-than-ideal ball placement when doing so. When his primary options are covered, Hill frequently drops his eyes and looks to run - which leads to several eye-popping scrambles but also a number of momentum-changing sacks.

--Rob Rang (9/14/14)

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08/20/2015 - There is no lack of confidence in BYU quarterback Taysom Hill. And there's a sense of urgency mixed in for the senior who watched two of his three college seasons end in serious injury. Those things combined could give defensive coordinators nightmares this season as the Cougars hope to put together the most prolific offense in school history. "The opportunities are really endless in what we can do as an offense, throwing the ball specifically," Hill said. Both Hill and coach Bronco Mendenhall have said this offense could be the best the school has ever produced. Hill is back and healthy after a broken leg and torn ligaments ended his season in the fifth game last year. BYU was 4-0, including an upset of No. 25 Texas, and Hill was in the Heisman conversation before the injury. Hill is now 100 percent and should be a better passer since the injury forced him to polish his pocket skills during the offseason. But he still has the mobility that led to 1,344 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in 2013.

The Cougars are loaded at receiver with seniors Mitch Mathews, Devon Blackmon and Terenn Houk and juniors Mitch Juergens and Nick Kurtz all back. The first four combined for 132 catches, 1,717 yards and 15 touchdowns. Kurtz missed the season with a foot injury. "As long as I'm playing quarterback, my mindset will be making great decisions and getting the ball out on time," Hill said. "If I'm making the right decisions and doing those things, defenses can do whatever they want. They can blitz, they can drop eight. "It doesn't matter. Whatever they do, they will be wrong." - AP Sports

 

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