Ed "Pi Double i" Henderson
Who is the 6-foot-3-inch 200 pound Holton Hill?
Hill surprised the University of Texas by announcing he was foregoing his senior year and declaring for the 2018 NFL Draft. The surprise came to many, especially after violating team rules, that cost him to missed the three final games from a suspension. Hill would drop the second surprise to the University, as he expressed that he was not going to participate in the Texas Bowl, against the University of Missouri. In his career, he totaled four interceptions, returning three of those for touchdowns. A very tall a cornerback at 6’3” has good speed and a very aggressive defender.
Holton Hill Highlights
Has the ability to press receivers at the point and maintaining tight coverage in routes. A definite lockdown corner and a sure tackler on the perimeter and his confidence level is at a high. Unafraid to crash into the backfield to stop the run. Has the ability to apply hard hits on running backs. The ability to cover the team best receivers each week. Has very good arm length mixed with his toughness to come in fight off blocks in the box and attacking ball carriers. Ability to identify and jump the routes. Has strong hands and is crafty enough to strip or bat the ball away.
When he’s trailing a receiver and has his back to the quarterback, has issues finding the ball quickly. Tends to hesitate or second guess while the ball is thrown his direction. Will get caught flat footed with play-action passes. Can be over aggressive allowing to beat with double moves. Ball skills is average, may need to work on the speed of the game at the next level. Will need to perform well at the 2018 NFL Combine to climb the draft board.
Is he a fit for the Rams?
A proto NFL body, Hill is a good covering corner, with his ability to press receivers in a man coverage, will be a perfect fit for Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips defense. His size and height is a plus in a red zone defense, for offense that loves to pass in the end zone. Ability to he a hard hitter and tackler gives him opportunity to play on special teams. At 6-foot-three, can be converted as an safety to play centerfield with definite passing downs. Will be very interesting to see how long he will remain on the board at the 2018 NFL Draft.
Sean Davis, Pittsburg Steelers
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