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2019 NFL Draft Scouting Report: RB Justice Hill


Positional ranking: #5

Big Board ranking: #59

 

Overview

Position: RB

College: Oklahoma State

Class: Junior

Age: 21

 

Measurables

Height: 5’9 5/8”

Weight: 198 lbs.

Arm length: 31 5/8”

Hand size: 9 1/2″

 

Athletic testing

40-yard dash: 4.40 sec.

Vertical jump: 40.0”

Broad jump: 130.0”

Bench press: 21 reps

3-cone drill: DNP

Short shuttle: DNP

 

Strengths

Decisive runner with breakaway speed/explosiveness. Great field vision. Sees the running lane and goes. Does a great job following his blocks. Recognizes cutback opportunities on the second level. Twitchy and compact. Stays low behind the line of scrimmage. Has loose hips to side step and accelerate. Quick feet. Superb ball-carrier instincts allow him to choose the right move and evade would-be tacklers that get in range. Fights for extra yards by running with physicality and balance. Can rip through arm tackles. Reliable target on swing passes. Zero fumbles in his final season at Oklahoma State.

 

Weaknesses

Patience can improve. More effective making people miss in close quarters than in the open field. Not a polished receiver. Below-average size for the NFL.

 

NFL comparison

Matt Breida – The breakout star for the 49ers somehow went undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft despite 4.39 speed and a 42-inch vertical, but Breida has quickly made his mark as a productive runner; I think Justice Hill’s running style is very similar to match up with the impressive athletic profile.

 

Conclusion

Overall, Justice Hill is a decisive running back with great instincts and vision to match his elite athleticism. He has room to grow as a pass-catcher, but based purely on his ability as a runner, Hill is a top-50 prospect that can be a lead back or part of a committee.

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Greg
Greg
1 year ago

Should be a solid player at least.

GMFB Fan
GMFB Fan
1 year ago

Good comp.

hg1
hg1
1 year ago

2nd/3rd round is perfect

Dan
Dan
1 year ago

Wish he was a little quicker

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