2015 NFL DRAFT

Jordan Hill, DT

School: Penn State  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Steelton, PA
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 303 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
149134-5
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03/16/2013 - Penn State defensive tackle and NFL hopeful Jordan Hill left Indianapolis with some unfinished business. The NFL Scouting Combine interview process went well, the skill drills were fine and most of the results were where he anticipated he'd be. His 5.23 second 40-yard dash was the one event he wasn't pleased with, though Hill said his time in the 10-yard dash pleased scouts. For defensive tackles the 10-yard dash is a better measurement of the type of position work they do, which is why Hill won't run the 40-yard dash again at Penn State's pro day on Monday.

Hill plans to participate in only the position drills at Monday's event, just as a way of showing teams one last glimpse of his play. Hill had a formal interview with the St. Louis Rams at the combine and said he was slowed during his combine workout because of swelling in his left knee. "I'm still not at 100 percent or anything like that," Hill said. "But through the interview process I got a lot of good feedback. Just going through the defensive line drills a lot of people were surprised with how well I could actually move." - Audrey Snyder, Penn Live

03/16/2013 - Hill had his knee scoped after the season ended and opted to stay in State College largely so he could rehab and train for the combine. He injured his left knee late in the season at Purdue and finished the season wearing a brace. His dominant performance against Wisconsin to wrap up his collegiate career made it look like the knee wasn't an issue.

The swelling at the combine caught him a bit by surprise, something he said happened because he was up walking around the days leading up to his workout, participating in team interviews, medical evaluations, psychological testing and media interviews. Hill said he hasn't had the knee drained and doesn't believe it's anything that will hurt his draft stock or limit him on Monday.

Scouts haven't voiced concerns about it and Hill said it wasn't a large part of discussions during team interviews.

"I'm just going through the whole rehab process and just keeping fluid out of my knee and not having it swell up," he said. "It keeps swelling a little bit here and there. Just being up on it three days before we worked out just going from thing to thing walking on it, you know. It's just a little thing. I'm sure I'll be fine." - Audrey Snyder, Penn Live

03/12/2013 - 2013 Penn State Pro Day: Penn State defensive tackle Jordan Hill was still recovering from a knee scope at the combine and yet elected to run through drills anyway. The result was a 5.23-second time in the 40-yard dash and an 8'7" broad jump. Neither demonstrated the explosiveness that scouts associated with the 6-1, 303-pound defensive tackle, who'd earned First Team All Big Ten honors with a breakout 2012 season (64 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks).

With time to heal, Hill was much better April 11 at Penn State's Pro Day, reportedly shaving more than a quarter second from his fastest 40-yard dash time in Indianapolis with a 4.97-second time. Hill also added eight inches to his broad jump. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

03/08/2013 - Penn State defensive tackle and NFL hopeful Jordan Hill left Indianapolis with some unfinished business. The NFL Scouting Combine interview process went well, the skill drills were fine and most of the results were where he anticipated he'd be. His 5.23 second 40-yard dash was the one event he wasn't pleased with, though Hill said his time in the 10-yard dash pleased scouts. For defensive tackles the 10-yard dash is a better measurement of the type of position work they do, which is why Hill won't run the 40-yard dash again at Penn State's pro day on Monday.

Hill plans to participate in only the position drills at Monday's event, just as a way of showing teams one last glimpse of his play. Hill had a formal interview with the St. Louis Rams at the combine and said he was slowed during his combine workout because of swelling in his left knee. "I'm still not at 100 percent or anything like that," Hill said. "But through the interview process I got a lot of good feedback. Just going through the defensive line drills a lot of people were surprised with how well I could actually move." - Audrey Snyder, Penn Live

12/10/2012 - Penn State first-team All-Big Ten selection Jordan Hill has accepted an invitation to play in the 64th Senior Bowl on Saturday, January 26, 2013. The standout defensive tackle will participate in the highly-anticipated all-star contest. Kickoff is at 4:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. CT at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. NFL Network will televise the contest. Hill will be the 19th Nittany Lion to play in the Senior Bowl in the past 10 years. Defensive end Jack Crawford, cornerback D'Anton Lynn and guard Johnnie Troutman played in the 2012 Senior Bowl.

Elected a team defensive co-captain, Hill will be the sixth Penn State defensive lineman to play in the Senior Bowl in the past 10 years, joining Anthony Adams, Michael Haynes, Tamba Hali, Jared Odrick and Crawford. A 2012 second-team All-American by Athlon Sports, Hill earned first-team All-Big Ten honors by the coaches, media panel, BTN.com and ESPN.com.

Hill was fourth on the team with 64 tackles, second with 4.5 sacks (minus-32) and tied for third with 8.5 tackles for loss this season. The former Steelton-Highspire High School standout also had one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. A two-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honoree this season, his tackle total was No. 3 among Big Ten defensive linemen.

In his final game, Hill made a career-high 12 tackles, with two sacks and 3.0 TFL in the Nittany Lions' 24-21 overtime win over Wisconsin on Nov. 24 to earn the conference's weekly defensive honor. - Penn State football

12/04/2012 - 2012 ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DL Jordan Hill, Penn State, has been selected First Team All-Big Ten (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. Hill was fourth on the team with 64 tackles, second with 4.5 sacks and tied for third with 8.5 tackles for loss. The former Steelton-Highspire High School standout also had one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. A two-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honoree this season, his tackle total was No. 3 among Big Ten defensive linemen. In his final game, Hill made a career-high 12 tackles, with two sacks and 3.0 TFL in last Saturday's 24-21 overtime win over Wisconsin.

"It means a lot to not only me, but the entire defensive line," said Hill, who started 28 career games, most on the 2012 squad. "It says a lot about who we are and a lot about Coach (Larry) Johnson and how he coaches us. He has coached a lot of guys who have tremendous accomplishments, and I am just another one of those guys at Penn State that adds to the wall. It feels great." - Penn State football

12/04/2012 - 2012 ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): DL Jordan Hill, Penn State, has been selected First Team All-Big Ten (Media selection) for the 2012 college football season. Hill was fourth on the team with 64 tackles, second with 4.5 sacks and tied for third with 8.5 tackles for loss. The former Steelton-Highspire High School standout also had one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. A two-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honoree this season, his tackle total was No. 3 among Big Ten defensive linemen. In his final game, Hill made a career-high 12 tackles, with two sacks and 3.0 TFL in last Saturday's 24-21 overtime win over Wisconsin. - Penn State football

11/26/2012 - WEEK 13 BIG TEN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jordan Hill, Penn State, Sr., DT, Steelton, Pa./Steelton-Highspire...Recorded a career-high 12 tackles in Penn State's 24-21 overtime victory against Wisconsin on Saturday...Credited with three tackles for loss, including two sacks, as Penn State forced eight straight punts and one turnover by Wisconsin after the Badgers took a 14-7 first-quarter lead...Registered eight tackles, including two tackles for loss and a sack, in the fourth quarter and overtime alone...Wins his second Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award and second this season. - Big Ten football

11/15/2012 - Laid back and unassuming, Jordan Hill could easily blend in with the thousands of other students on the Penn State campus on a normal class day. Make no mistake, the senior stands out on the football field. Not even a sore left knee can slow down the defensive tackle known for his relentless motor. Catch him most any other time, and he's more apt to blend in with the crowd. He flashed a friendly smile after taking a well-earned break on the couch of the football team's lounge before a recent practice this week. "I don't think about it as me not wanting to stop," Hill said. "But I don't want to lose. For me to win, I have to play the best I can each and every play." A left knee injury two weeks ago during the 34-9 win at Purdue left Penn State fans wondering how long one of the team's respected senior leaders would be out of the lineup - if he returned at all. Hill was carted off the field. A week later, he was back.

Entering this Saturday's game against Indiana, Hill is fourth on the team with 50 tackles, including five for losses and 2 1/2 sacks. He has an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. The Hoosiers defense might be struggling after losing 62-14 last week to Wisconsin, but they have a tough lineman of their own in senior Adam Replogle, who leads conference defensive tackles with 62 stops. "He's a quality player, great off the field," Indiana coach Kevin Wilson said of Replogle. "He's helped set a standard of how we want to improve." - AP Sports

10/22/2012 - WEEK 8 BIG TEN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jordan Hill, Penn State, Sr., DT, Steelton, Pa./Steelton-Highspire...Recorded a season-high nine tackles in Penn State's 38-14 victory at Iowa on Saturday...Credited with two tackles for loss, including one sack, and a quarterback hurry...Was part of the Penn State defense that held Iowa to 209 yards, including 20 yards on the ground and 2-for-12 on third down...Wins the first Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award of his career. - Big Ten football

09/05/2012 - SCOUTING THE DEFENSE: The Nittany Lions wrapped up 2011 with two dismal defensive performances against Wisconsin and Houston and, after a solid first half, weren't much better to start 2012, allowing 21 points and 301 yards in the second half to Ohio. Defensive tackle Jordan Hill and the line will look to generate more pressure while Penn State's thin secondary, which could be without veteran cornerback Stephon Morris, hopes to make more big plays against a tough Virginia offense. - The Sports Xchange

08/10/2012 - Top-five Penn State prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 3. DT Jordan Hill...With Devon Still playing on Sundays in 2012, Hill will be expected to step up and fill the leadership and production void this season on the Penn State defensive line. With a team-high 17 career starts, he is the most experienced member of a very young Nittany Lions' defense and will be an important voice in the locker room. A mediocre prep recruit out of Harrisburg, Hill signed with Rutgers, but changed his mind after Penn State, his dream school, offered him a scholarship. He was forced to take off his redshirt in 2009 and get on the field to help with depth issues, starting a combined four games over his first two seasons in College Station. Hill had his breakout campaign in 2011 as a junior (13 starts), recording 59 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and a forced fumble and earning All-Big Ten Honorable Mention honors. He has only average size for the position and lacks the dominating strength to bully or overpower blockers at the point of attack. Hill has nice burst off the snap with the lateral quickness and movement skills to be an active, relentless interior defender. He looks most comfortable as a one-gap nose tackle, but could be moved around a bit as a senior. Playing next to the conference's Defensive Player of the Year last season, Hill flew under the radar, but all eyes will be on him in 2012 and he will have every opportunity to impress NFL scouts and improve his mid-round grade. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

07/19/2012 - 2012 ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Jordan Hill, DT, Penn State, has been selected to the Preseason Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season, presented the nation's top college lineman or linebacker each year by The Rotary Club of Houston. Hill, a pre-season All-Big Ten candidate, will anchor a talented and deep defensive line in 2012. Last year, he combined with All-American Still to provide Penn State with one of the nation's most formidable interior defensive line pairings. In 2011, Hill led the D-line with 59 tackles, including eight tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks, earning honorable-mention All-Big Ten recognition. The former Steelton-Highspire High School standout also topped the team and was tied for second in the Big Ten with three fumble recoveries, had one forced fumble and two pass break-ups. In a thrilling Leaders Division win over Illinois, he registered a career-high 10 tackles, with one stop for loss, helping limit the Illini to just seven points. - Penn State football

07/18/2012 - 2012 OUTLAND TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Jordan Hill, Penn State, DT, has been selected to the Preseason Outland Trophy Watch List for the 2012 college football season, which goes to the best interior lineman in college football, as selected by the Football Writers Association of America. Hill, a pre-season All-Big Ten candidate, will anchor a talented and deep defensive line in 2012. Last year, he combined with All-American Still to provide Penn State with one of the nation's most formidable interior defensive line pairings. In 2011, Hill led the D-line with 59 tackles, including eight tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks, earning honorable-mention All-Big Ten recognition. The former Steelton-Highspire High School standout also topped the team and was tied for second in the Big Ten with three fumble recoveries, had one forced fumble and two pass break-ups. In a thrilling Leaders Division win over Illinois, he registered a career-high 10 tackles, with one stop for loss, helping limit the Illini to just seven points. - Penn State football

 
 
Latest News
03/16/2013 - Penn State defensive tackle and NFL hopeful Jordan Hill left Indianapolis with some unfinished business. The NFL Scouting Combine interview process went well, the skill drills were fine and most of the results were where he anticipated he'd be. His 5.23 second 40-yard dash was the one event he wasn't pleased with, though Hill said his time in the 10-yard dash pleased scouts. For defensive tackles the 10-yard dash is a better measurement of the type of position work they do, which is why Hill won't run the 40-yard dash again at Penn State's pro day on Monday.

Hill plans to participate in only the position drills at Monday's event, just as a way of showing teams one last glimpse of his play. Hill had a formal interview with the St. Louis Rams at the combine and said he was slowed during his combine workout because of swelling in his left knee. "I'm still not at 100 percent or anything like that," Hill said. "But through the interview process I got a lot of good feedback. Just going through the defensive line drills a lot of people were surprised with how well I could actually move." - Audrey Snyder, Penn Live

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