BJ Hill Draft Profile

BJ Hill draft profile

Strengths:

  • Athletic interior lineman
  • Instincts are above average
  • Plays with desired anticipation and initial snap quickness
  • Shows good recognition of pre-snap movement and blocking schemes
  • Has played a higher percentage of snap counts for a defensive tackle for three years
  • Shows good upper body turn to help him get around blocker’s edge
  • Has good tackle production and makes tackles near line of scrimmage or down the field

Analysis: BJ Hill is a one-gapping, upfield defensive tackle with decent athleticism who seems to be able to find the football at an adequate rate despite lacking some play strength. He understands the game of football as it plays out in front of him. His pre-snap reads are solid, understanding the potential blocking scheme and system across from him. Hie instincts are ideal. Athletic for his size, BJ used to be a running back in high school before he grew into his massive frame. Burst off the snap is solid and he can shoot the gaps with quickness. He shows the ability to turn his opponents with is upper body, getting around their edge.

Weaknesses:

  • Play strength at point of attack is a concern
  • Gives ground against initial contact when facing a quality drive blocker
  • Doesn’t display the lower body anchor teams typically like
  • Will have to learn to spin out of double teams on next level
  • Bull rush isn’t there
  • Pressure total and sack count low over last two seasons despite playing along quality defensive front

Analysis: While BJ Hill’s production has been solid, he will have to develop more strength at the point of attack or become a more explosive upfield player to set himself apart and become a rotational defensive tackle. His play strength is a concern on tape–despite the fact he put up 35 reps on the bench at the combine. His strength is hidden on the field. He played alongside elite players like Bradley Chubb, Kentavius Street and Justin Jones but his production did not translate. While some of those players specifically Chubb and Street dealt with double teams, Hill did not produce like he should have. His anchor is below average and he can get pushed back by more powerful offensive lineman. You can basically count him not on the field when he gets double teamed—gets completely blown out of the play. Pass rush moves need work–no bull rush on tape to speak of and he needs to learn a solid spin move–something he showed briefly on film.

Size: 6’4 315lbs

Draft Grade: 5th Round

NFL Comparison: Omarius Bryant

Draft Projection: Round 3-4

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