Thursday, March 02, 2006

Tye Hill moving up draft boards to possible 1st Round

Tye Hill, the speedy Clemson DB,and local St. George resident, put on quite a show at the NFL combine this past week and because of that, he is looking more like a 1st round pick. Before the combine it looked as if he would be more of a mid 2nd round pick. At the combine, where NFL prospects come to show their respective skills, Hill posted the fastest time of the 350 participants, posting a time of 4.3 40 yard dash. He also tied for forth among defensive back with a vertical leap of 41 inches and was among only 20 players who posted a jump better than 40 inches. He was disappointed in his 40 time as his goal coming in was a blistering 4.2 but 4.3 isn't too bad.

Hill was recruited to be a running back at Clemson but with his speed and looking for more playing time, Hill approached the coaching staff before the 2003 season about moving to the defensive side of the ball where his speed could be utilized. He went through the growing pains of learning a new position his sophomore year but came on late to ignite a win against FESS and helped Clemson to win over Tennessee in the Peach Bowl. Junior year he was still developing his skills playing along side future 2nd round pick Justin Miller. He was often over looked and chose to return for his senior year to further develop his skills to better himself for life in the NFL. For the most part of his career he was also a track star but gave that up after his junior year to focus on football and it definitely paid off. He was named a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award and was also name 1st team All American.

Artical on Tye on

The St, George resident will be presented with a key to the city in the next week.

I'm predicting that he's going to end up with New England who has had issues the last couple years with their db's and health.


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