Tye Hill Profile NFL Draft Blitz

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Tye Hill Profile NFL Draft Blitz

Postby thescout10 » Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:18 pm

Hill has seen extensive playing times since arriving at Clemson in 2001. Has started every game since the beginning of his sophomore year, and was a backup running back his redshirt freshman year in 2002. Starting opposite Justin Miller for 2 seasons, Hill was the constant target of opposing offenses who did not want to test the more heralded Miller. For this reason, Hill has seen more action and has been forced into difficult matchups of which he has responded. After his junior season, Hill had already become the school's all-time leader in passes defensed, and also had the most in one season with 21 in 2004. Since becoming the premier cover corner for Clemson following the entry of Miller into the NFL draft after the 2004 season, Hill has seen less passes come his way, but has made the most of his limited opportunities with 7 pass breakups and 3 interceptions. Hill as a nose for the ball, and comes through when his team needs him most. Is a sure tackler, as evidenced by the 52 tackles he had in 2004 and the 53 tackles he has accumulated in 2005, along with 1 sack, 1 FF, and 1 FR. Hill possesses top-end speed, as he is a former ACC 100m outdoor champion and 60m indoor champion and was also a member for the 4x100 team that placed first in the ACC in 2004. Decided to concentrate solely on football in 2005, but his combine workout should be spectacular because of his track background.


- A prep running back, Hill's experience at corner is limited to the last three seasons he has spent at Clemson. His most glaring weakness however, and one that will be highlighted in February at the combine, is Hill's size. While listed at 5'10", it is obvious that he is maybe that tall in cleats. This is reminiscent of Pac Man Jones in the 2005 draft, as his glaring weakness was deemed to be his lack of size, but this was made up by a superb vertical. For Hill's sake, his vertical better be on par with that of Jones to ensure himself of being a high first day pick.

Overall Analysis

- If Hill had return experience (KR, PR) then his value would be even higher. Was overshadowed for much of his career by Justin Miller, but his talent is on par if not better than Miller's who was a first day pick last year by the Jets. Is a superb athlete with the best cover skills of any CB in this year's class.

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Postby Pudge » Fri Dec 23, 2005 12:12 am

Hill sounds a lot like Eli Williams, but I'm assuming much better.
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Postby The_Incomparable » Fri Dec 23, 2005 11:21 pm

PacMan Jones? Ouch, we have enough guys who can't tackle.........lol

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