KYLIN HILL | MISSISSIPPI STATE 5’10” 214 lbs. 8/18/1998 (Age 22)
Kylin Hill was drafted Round 7 Pick 29 by the Green Bay Packers and was the 256th overall player in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Running: Kylin Hill does a lot of things very well. He might not be elite in any one trait, but he doesn’t show many weaknesses on tape. His running style is aggressive and he finishes off runs with violence. He has a second gear that he can hit when he sees space. There isn’t a lot of tape on Hill in 2020, but from what I did see in the LSU game, he has a lot of potential as a runner.
Receiving: Hill was lined up all over the field and ran a slew of routes. This versatility is a big draw for NFL teams and it’s encouraging that Hill uses his hands to catch instead of waiting for it to come to his body. His route running isn’t elite by any means, but being able to line up wide and run intermediate routes is attractive.
Pass Blocking: Hill is a tough blocker, but needs to work on identifying the right player to block. If he lands in a situation with a good quarterback, that should help him early in his career.
Overall: I like Kylin Hill a lot. He’s going to fall in the draft due to taking 2020 off and potentially because of the way he made headlines last year going to war against the battle flag at Mississippi State for having the confederate flag on it. But I like a player who wears his heart on his sleeve. I think whatever team ends up with Hill could potentially have found a diamond in the rough.
Rapid Reaction to Draft Capital: Poor
Rapid Reaction to Landing Spot: Poor
Welp. Regardless of being a player I liked, Hill fell to nearly undrafted status, becoming the fourth to last pick in the draft. The Packers also re-signed Aaron Jones this offseason to be the lead and have last year’s day 2 pick, AJ Dillon manning the two spot. There’s no path to immediate production, but there is a path to a roster spot. That’s the only bright side there is with this pick. Hard not to mention the Aaron Rodgers saga completely throwing the Packers’ future into uncertainty as well. Hill is nothing more than a name to monitor throughout camp to see if he makes the team.
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