Troy Hill, CB

School: Oregon  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Youngstown, OH
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 180 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.462.661.60- 32 1/210'0"4.216.81

Player Overview

A three-star cornerback recruit out of high school, Hill committed to Oregon over offers from Washington and Boise State, redshirting in 2010.

He saw the field as a redshirt freshman (six starts) and recorded 43 tackles, seven passes defended and one interception. Hill was a reserve corner in 2012 and 2013 and didn't start any games, but combined for 55 tackles, nine passes defended and one interception off the bench. He returned to the starting line-up as a senior and started 14 games, leading the team in passes defended (19), adding 71 tackles and one interception, earning Second Team All-Pac 12 honors.

Hill earned an invitation to the 2015 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Fluid body type with loose hips and agile feet...flexible lower body to smoothly change directions and shadow receivers...plays with good-enough speed and multiple gears, including initial burst...alert and aggressive play style with sink-and-drive closing quickness...stays nose-over-toes in press with patient feet...will break down in space with disciplined eyes and vision in run support and as a blitzer.

Tough-willed tackler, staying low and striking through his target...plays fearless and not afraid to take chances...improved timing and ballskills in 2014, leading the Pac-12 in passes defended (19) - made the most of his opportunity to start as a senior...spirited competitor who hates to lose and works hard between games.

WEAKNESSES: Lacks ideal size dimensions with below average height and lean body structure...out-muscled by receivers and lacks the growth potential to add much more bulk, lacking core power...grabby and attracts penalties - improved timing in 2014, but still has room for improvement...ankle-biter at times and launches too low on tackle attempts with poor finishing power...can be taken out of plays easily by blockers.

Lacks a great feel with his back to the ball and needs to better read receivers and get his head turned to locate the ball...route anticipation is rusty, guessing (and guessing wrong) too often...off-field maturity needs vetted - suspended for 2013 bowl game after arrested (Dec. 2013) on misdemeanor charges of menacing and fourth-degree assault during a domestic incident; also served a one-game suspension for a violation of team rules (Nov. 2013).

IN OUR VIEW: A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Hill ran with the wrong crowd growing up and moved to California as a teenager to focus on football and education. He stayed out of trouble until the 2013 season when he was arrested and off-field decision making became more of a concern for future-type of prospect who flirts with trouble, but is not married to it.

Hill rebounded from his issues on and off the field as a junior, earning a starting role and holding his own - was tested often opposite Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. He has the short-area quickness and long-speed to mirror with the fearless, feisty attitude to match, but lacks the size and strength to compete with every type of receiver - NFL talent is there to stick as a nickel or dime corner if he stays committed to his craft and out of trouble.

--Dane Brugler

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12/17/2013 - Oregon junior cornerback Troy Hill has been suspended indefinitely by the No. 10 Ducks following his arrest on Friday. Details about the arrest, first reported by Comcast SportsNet Northwest, were not immediately released by the Eugene Police Department. Hill entered a not guilty plea to misdemeanor charges of menacing and criminal mischief. His next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 21. Oregon coach Mark Helfrich released a statement Monday that said the team would wait until the legal process has finished before making a further determination of Hill's status. "We expect every member of our program to hold themselves to a high standard of conduct and to represent this University with class, pride and integrity. We will wait until the legal process has concluded before making any final determination of Troy Hill's status."

Hill played as a backup in 11 games, with 29 tackles overall, including 21 solo. He also broke up four passes and forced a fumble. The Ducks went 10-2 this season and play Texas (8-4) in the Alamo Bowl Dec. 30 in San Antonio. Hill and fellow defensive back Erick Dargan were suspended for the Ducks' game against Oregon State for an unspecified violation of team rules. Oregon finished the regular season with a 36-35 victory over the in-state rival Beavers on Nov. 29. Oregon sophomore tight end Pharaoh Brown was suspended for the Alamo Bowl because of his role in an on-campus snowball fight that got out of hand when passing motorists were pelted. - AP Sports

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