TE, Anthony Hill, N.C. State
|At A Glance|
|Position 1: Tight End||Height: 6-5|
|Position 2:||Weight: 262|
|Projected Round: 5th-6th||40time: 4.84|
|Bench Reps: 21||Vertical: 30.5|
|20yd Split: 4.84||Broad Jump: 8'11"|
|10yd Split: 1.58||20yd Shuttle: 4.58|
|3 Cone Drill: 7.31|
Pros: Tall with some strength and long arms. Presents a nice target to his quarterback on bootlegs and in zones. Physical blocking for the run and pass. Finds his target in space, can latch on and push him downfield. Fair lateral movement to stay in front of defensive ends on the line. Lines up in the slot and with his hand down. Uses his length and height to stretch the field. Reliable, soft hands and physical enough to push off defenders and gain yardage after the catch.
Cons: Built like a receiver. Long strider who lacks quickness out of his stance or the speed to separate, although his height is an advantage downfield. Does not have suddenness in and out of routes, and will round them off. Fails to sustain blocks against quicker defenders in space because he does not bend his knees, has slow footwork and stiff hips. Waist-bender when blocking defensive ends on the edge. Durability concerns abound with ACL and chest injuries keeping him out over the past two seasons.
From "Ranking the 2009 TEs in the Draft" at Buffalo Rumblings:
He's the type of tight end that most Bills fans loathe - a good blocker that is severely untested as a receiver. In short, he's a much better fit for the Bills than some of his big-name peers. He's got solid potential as a receiver, but he'll never be a game-changing threat.
Scouting Reports and Offsite Links:
- Was a three-year starter in the ACC...Attended Hargrave Military Academy prep school for a year after high school before joining the Wolfpack...Would have been a part of the 2008 NFL Draft but redshirted after tearing the ACL in his left knee...Bulking up and moving to offensive tackle may be a legitimate possibility...Not flashy and is definitely a better blocker than receiver but is sneakily effective and has proven to be a dependable threat in the short to intermediate range...Underrated prospect who is never going to be a superstar but is absolutely capable of making a roster and contributing as a backup. [see more...]
- A tall, wide-bodied tight end with good power and pop on contact. Has the strength to handle the defensive end on the outside and uses his foot speed and quickness to get around and seal edges. Is a natural pass catcher and is smooth in and out of his breaks. Displays the body control to separate underneath. [see more...]