2014 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Jeremy Hill
To prepare for the 2014 NFL Draft InsidetheFilmRoom is breaking down the best 5 prospects from every position. This week we are examining the top running back prospects and we are focusing our attention on LSU’s Jeremy Hill today.
Jemery Hill fit right in with Les Miles’ physical LSU Tigers. A 230 pound back, Hill powered his way to a 1,400 yard 16 touchdown season in 2013 as the main cog in LSU running back rotation. Despite his impressive numbers and athleticism Hill isn’t a lock for a high selection in the NFL Draft because of his multiple run ins with the law.
Big Powerful Runner: Uses his 6 foot 230 pound frame to punish defenders, good leg drive, can push the pile after contact, runs through arm tackles and is generally difficult to bring down.
North/South Runner: Gets upfield in a hurry, one cut runner, doesn’t hesitate or waste time in the backfield and is an effective short yardage back.
Enough Speed and Agility: Good speed and agility for a bigger back, can make defenders miss everyone once in a while with a spin move or hurdle and can outrun LBs or slower DBs in the open field.
Upright Running Style: Runs with a high pad level which robs him of some power, gives defenders a huge target, can leave himself open for big hits and allows defenders to attack the ball.
Maturity: Arrested twice at LSU, suspended for opening game of 2013 season, got in multiple fights in his time in Baton Rogue and just got off probation.
Overall: Jeremy Hill’s time at LSU was far from smooth. After being arrested for improper conduct with a 14 year old girl in after signing with LSU he was forced to sit out his first year on campus. Then proceeded to get in multiple incidents off the field during his 3 years in Baton Rogue. On the field Hill is a powerful runner that was successful in the nation premier football conference. Has the nasty demeanor to be a physical player in the NFL. But is limited player outside of the tackle box.
Prediction: Early 3rd Round
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