Draft Profile: RB Jeremy Hill

Fox Sports profiles LSU running back prospect Jeremy Hill.  Hill is a projected second day draft pick.




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Ron Alexander
Ron Alexander

Frankly as we already have this exact player on our roster in Chris Ivory I'm not sure why we are even looking at this guy. We already have 5 running backs on the roster each of who bring a different element to the table. Unless we have a trade lined up for Ivory I don't see Hill as a need or fit in round two considering how many holes this team currently has?

bradysucks
bradysucks

@Ron Alexander  


Goodson probably goes to jail and Powell can be upgraded......If the Jets draft Hill he has a good chance of beating out Powell...



What I like about Hill is that he hits the holes quickly and he is an aggressive runner who keeps his momentum moving forward without all of the cuts.......His running style reminds me a bit of Eric Dickerson and Arian Foster......He also is a bigger RB like Dickerson and Foster - both of whom run tall


I think J Hill can be a very good NFL back and that he'd be worth drafting......


He would be a late 1st round to mid second round pick if he didn't have some character issues in college.......This guy could easily end up being the top RB in this draft class when he gets to the NFL if he keeps his head on straight

Bent
Bent moderator

@bradysucks  Running tall is not a good thing.  It makes you more susceptible to injuries.  Darren McFadden, for example.

Bent
Bent moderator

@bradysucks @Bent  Kerley nearly had 1,000 yards in 2012 catching passes from Sanchez and wouldn't have been far off last year if not for a freak arm injury.


And all that while getting more defensive attention that he typically should as a 2nd or 3rd option.


He is a very good receiver and would arguably have the potential to be an all-pro if he played on a team with an elite QB.

bradysucks
bradysucks

@Bent  


Kerley's production has been terrible.....so has McFadden's.....


I mentioned some other RB's not named McFadden who had pretty good production in the NFL...


I like Kerley......but I certainly don't think he is one of the better WR's in the NFL......if he scores some TD's and stays healthy and starts putting up some numbers maybe that will change

Bent
Bent moderator

@bradysucks  


McFadden had exactly 1,700 rushing yards in the last three seasons.  Jeremy Kerley has 1,664 receiving yards.


How is one "terrible" and the other "very productive"?

bradysucks
bradysucks

Agreed...

But some backs who have been very productive in the NFL ran tall...Eric Dickerson, Eddie George, McFadden, Arian Foster, Billy Simms come to mind

Jeremy Hill could be an explosive back in the NFL. I like the way he runs... Obviously running tall increases injury risk but some pretty good running backs have run that way and gained a lot of yards