2015 NFL DRAFT

Austin Hill, WR

School: Arizona  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Corona, CA
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 210 lbs.
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Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Workout Results
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Strengths Weaknesses

Hill possesses broad shoulders and a well-built frame, overall. He shows above-average initial burst off the snap to quickly get into his route but tops out quickly. He is a savvy route-runner who shows good lateral burst and balance to generate separation with his cuts.

The majority of his production, however, came out of the slot where Hill was able to physically dominate smaller cornerbacks and rarely saw press coverage. He plays with the physicality to handle it, however, and is effective as a run-blocker and after the catch due to his strength and aggression. Hill's best attribute may be his hands and body control. He can contort his frame to adjust to poorly thrown passes and secures the ball quickly.

Hill wasn't a nifty athlete prior to the ACL tear so it remains to be seen how explosive he'll be upon his return. If he picks up where he left off, however, Hill could push for a spot among the top 100 next spring.

--Rob Rang (6/13/14)

Player Overview

Possessing a similar frame as former Wildcat star (and current Oakland Raider) Juron Criner, Hill exploded onto the scene in 2012, hauling in a team-leading 81 passes for 1,364 yards and 11 touchdowns to earn All-Pac-12 Second Team honors.

The Wildcats were counting on Hill to pull defenders away from the line of scrimmage to free up KaDeem Carey in 2013 but a torn ACL suffered during spring practice ended those thoughts abruptly. Rather than stew about the injury, Hill committed himself to the weight room, earning public acknowledgement from the coaching staff for his dedication.

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Player News
06/16/2014 - Arizona's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 1. WR Austin Hill, RS Senior...Hill possesses broad shoulders and a well-built frame, overall. He shows above-average initial burst off the snap to quickly get into his route but tops out quickly. He is a savvy route-runner who shows good lateral burst and balance to generate separation with his cuts. The majority of his production, however, came out of the slot where Hill was able to physically dominate smaller cornerbacks and rarely saw press coverage. He plays with the physicality to handle it, however, and is effective as a run-blocker and after the catch due to his strength and aggression. Hill's best attribute may be his hands and body control. He can contort his frame to adjust to poorly thrown passes and secures the ball quickly. Hill wasn't a nifty athlete prior to the ACL tear so it remains to be seen how explosive he'll be upon his return. If he picks up where he left off, however, Hill could push for a spot among the top 100 next spring. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
 

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