Jan 1, 2014; Tampa, Fl, USA; LSU Tigers running back Jeremy Hill (33) reacts and celebrates after he scored a touchdown against the Iowa Hawkeyes during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. LSU Tigers defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes 21-14. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Jeremy Hill: Scouting the NFL Draft

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Tonight we are going to look at running back Jeremy Hill out of LSU. The Jets were at LSU Pro day, and as Craig Hoffman mentioned earlier this week, Hill looked good in drills, especially receiving drills, which could make him a valuable commodity in the Marty Mornhinweg system.

So, let’s take a look at Jeremy Hill, from LSU.

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Year School Conf Class Pos G Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
*2012 Louisiana State SEC SO RB 12 142 755 5.3 12 8 73 9.1 0 150 828 5.5 12
*2013 Louisiana State SEC SO RB 12 203 1401 6.9 16 18 181 10.1 0 221 1582 7.2 16
Career Louisiana State 345 2156 6.2 28 26 254 9.8 0 371 2410 6.5 28

That average yards per carry, and that high number of touchdowns is nothing to take lightly.

Jeremy Hill measures in at 6’1″ and 233 pounds. At the combine, he ran the 40 yard dash in a nothing to sneeze at 4.66 seconds.

Here are some highlights:

PROS: Jeremy Hill has some special potential in the yards after contact category. He takes a hit and keeps his feet moving, picking up those crucial extra yards. His initial burst through the hole is quick, and he can catch the ball out of the backfield.

CONS: First, as usual, what the experts had to say:

Average vision and balance. Shows some hip tightness and does not string moves together. Can do a better job running behind his pads between the tackles — enters the hole upright, negating his ability to move the pile. Gears down to cut laterally and slide to another hole. Average second-level burst. Lacks elite top-end speed to pull away from the pack and can be tracked down before reaching the edge. Was not used extensively as a receiver and did not run a variety of routes. Was contained by Alabama. Character, maturity and stability must be investigated thoroughly.

Jeremy Hill absolutely does have character concerns. He has had some off the field troubles, arrests, suspensions..etc. Combine that with an ego and we have a “diva”. He can play though.

The Jets must completely research the character of Jeremy Hill. If he checks out, he could be a decent pick in the middle of this draft.

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