Pros: A nice north-south runner with good power and some quickness. Effective in short-yardage.
Cons: Is a plodding runner that lacks burst and speed. Inconsistent with his quickness and power. Lacking as a receiver.
Overview: Hill is very similar to Ron Dayne, but he's not even as good as Dayne. Left school early mainly because he knew he was going to be the backup to John Clay next year, who is a better back, and knew his draft stock would only go down from here. Very productive at UW, rushing for 3,942 yards and 42 touchdowns. Was listed at 235 at Wisconsin, so he's dropped weight in order to try and be quicker.
NFL Forecast: It's hard for me to see Hill succeeding at the next level. He could make a nice short-yardage back, but he's not consistently powerful. He's really just big. Probably needs to put the extra weight back on because he'll never be an explosive runner. Instead, he could find a role as a short-yardage back in the NFL, but that niche isn't as common as it used to be. More than likely, he could be a good player at a lower level of competition, but will be only a journeyman at best in the pros.
ATL Forecast: Hill is not really a better option in short-yardage than either Turner or Snelling, so it's hard to see him being successful in making the Falcons roster.
Value: He's not worth drafting. His production merits a look in camp, but don't waste a draft pick on him.
Scouting Reports of running backs and fullbacks in the 2009 draft.
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