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Ohio State’s KJ Hill has the potential to be a premier slot receiver, can he challenge Steven Sims?

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Hogs Haven takes a look at 2020 NFL Draft prospects that could contribute to the Redskins

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KJ Hill, WR

School: Ohio State University | Conference: Big Ten

College Experience: Senior | Age: 21

Height / Weight: 6-0 / 196 lbs

Projected Draft Status: 4th Round

NFL Comparison: Jarius Wright, WR, Carolina Panthers

College Statistics

Player Overview

KJ Hill finished his five-year collegiate career with 201 receptions, 2,332 receiving yards, and 20 receiving touchdowns. Before Hill’s 2019 season, he played in 39 games (four starts) and had a reception in 34 straight games. Hill needed 48 receptions in 2019 to break David Boston’s 20-year-old school record of 191 career receptions, and broke the record by nine receptions. His 2019 campaign paid off well for him, playing 14 games (nine starts) and led the team in receptions (57), earning him honorable mention All-Big Ten accolades.

Good

  • Smooth/Fluid runner
  • Experienced Route-Runner
  • Adequate zone receiver - can find the holes in a defense
  • Versatility - Can play special teams and take carries in an offense
  • Good awareness and hands - He is extremely consistent in this regard.

Questions/Concerns

  • Can he work outside of the slot? Hill has worked almost exclusively in the slot for OSU, is he a limited player in this regard?
  • Will his size limit him in his usage for an offense? More importantly, will his size/speed combination hurt him against press coverage in the league. He has seen little challenges in college in this regard.

How he would fit on the Redskins

KJ Hill has an opportunity to excel in the NFL as a real threat from the slot receiver position. For Washington, he would be challenging current receiver Steve Sims for the go-to slot option. So, because Hill has proven to excel around the line of scrimmage, it is hard for me to project anything more from KJ as a wideout currently. He has shown he is capable of working in the middle of the field; however, if Washington were to select him, Hill must become a more explosive and dynamic player in order for him to pan out.

Film Session here (WR, #14)