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2015 NFL DRAFT

Jeremy Hill, RB

School: LSU  |  Conference: SEC
Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 233 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
7042-3

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.592.641.6020 299'5"--
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.582.701.61- --4.597.64

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Powerful downhill runner who finishes his runs. Lowers his shoulder, keeps his legs churning and spins off of contact, often gaining extra yardage after the initial hit.

Decisive runner. Attacks holes and gets downhill in a hurry. Efficient and fluid in his cuts, showing the ability to burst through the designed hole or skip laterally to attack another. Deceptive speed, including the ability to run away from defenders to create chunk plays. Impressive leaping ability to hurdle would-be tacklers.

Effective receiver out of the backfield with long arms, soft hands and good hand-eye coordination to track down short passes. Natural receiver who looks comfortable in the passing game, collecting and securing the ball in one easy, fluid motion.

WEAKNESSES: While obviously talented, Hill comes with plenty of red-flags, on and off the field. Has been used as part of a rotation throughout his career and ran behind one of the nation's best offensive lines. Runs higher than preferred, too often exposing his chest (and the ball) to the defender and simply attempting to run through them. Holds the ball with only one hand, often even when fighting through contact.

Doesn't possess ideal balance, too often stumbling or diving for what he can when a defender gets a hand on his lower leg. Inconsistent commitment as a pass blocker. Too often offers a lazy shoulder in pass protection, allowing defenders to slip past him.

Pleaded guilty on battery charges for an April, 2013 incident in which he was recorded on video assaulting a man outside of a bar. This charge came while he was on probation for December 2010 incident in which he engaged in a sexual act with a 14-year-old girl in the Redemptorist High School locker room.

COMPARES TO: LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots - Considering their size, punishing downhill running style and, unfortunately, character red flags, Blount is an easy comparison for Hill. Hill is a better athlete than Blount and boasts superior vision, lateral agility and speed, which could lead him to earning much more of a featured role in the NFL than the time-share Blount has played in most of his NFL career. With commitment, Hill could be the second coming of Steven Jackson.

--Rob Rang

Player Overview

A four-star RB recruit, Hill had multiple scholarship offers out of high school, choosing hometown LSU over Alabama.

He graduated high school in May 2011 and sat out the fall semester after he was arrested for sexual assault (pressuring a 14-year old girl to perform oral sex on him), but Les Miles honored the scholarship and Hill enrolled at LSU in January 2012.

He shared the backfield duties as a freshman and led the team with 755 rushing yards, but became the clear-cut starter in 2013, finishing second in the SEC with 1,401 rushing yards and 16 scores - 6.9 yard per carry average is a SEC all-time record. Hill needs to shed the immature label and prove to be a quality human being and teammate after his 2011 arrest and again in April 2013 for punching an unsuspecting man outside a bar.

He is built well for the NFL game and can handle a full workload with his attacking and tough downhill style. Hill is a limited as a start/stop athlete and needs to better collect himself with his moves, but he is at his best when he can make strong cuts and get north-south to attack the second level. He projects as a Alfred Morris type of back who can gash defenses and should continue to get better as a pass catcher and blocker to be an every-down RB - has NFL starter potential, but he needs to stay clean off the field and prove that his troubled history is in his past.

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05/12/2014 - By selecting LSU running back Jeremy Hill in the second round of the draft the Bengals may have pushed veteran BenJarvus Green-Ellis out the door. Green-Ellis will be 29 when the season begins and averaged a career low 3.4 yards per carry last year. Hill comes in the same mold as Green-Ellis, who played last year as the bruiser to the speedy Giovani Bernard. Hill is 6-1 and 233 pounds. Is there enough room for Green-Ellis to stay in a suddenly crowded running backs room? "Right now there is," offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said. "Right now that's not my concern. My biggest thing is, again, whoever we put on this team, my job is to coach. So at the end of the day, we have some very competitive guys in our room, and I know nobody's going to shy away from anybody. And that's what you like. At the end of the day, we have to line up and we're going to play the best players. That's the name of this business. It's a very good room; it's a very close room. We're adding another player just like we did a year ago into the room, into the mix. We expect him to help our football team. How it unfolds, it will unfold." - The Sports Xchange
 

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