2021 NFL Draft: Trey Hill Player Profile

Trey Hill NFL Draft

Trey Hill NFL Draft Overview

Position: Interior O-line
Height: 6’-3”
Weight: 319 pounds
School: Georgia

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Trey Hill 2021 NFL Draft Profile

Offensive line offers arguably the deepest class of prospects at the position in the 2021 NFL draft. Georgia anchor Trey Hill looks to find his way on an NFL roster in a loaded class with talent everywhere. His college career saw both highs and lows. Bolstering a Bulldog line in 2020 that went 12-2, Hill is a girthy center who has had starts at both guard spots as well. A big decision to get surgery on both his left and right meniscus had him sit his final two games at Georgia.

A top 150 recruit out of Houston City high school, Hill made an immediate impact his true freshman year. He played in 14 games and even started the last four contests. Both running backs Hill paved the way for that year managed to hit 1,000 yards rushing. 14 starts as a sophomore may have been his best showing, as he received All-SEC honors in 2019.Unfortunately, a torn meniscus in both knees stopped a solid 2020 campaign. Overcoming injuries en route to the NFL is difficult, but Hill’s early surgery decision may see him recover in time for camps.

Strengths

  • Huge body – uses mass to main advantage;
  • Versatile – plays three positions on the line;
  • Moves well for his size – quick to the second level;
  • Works well when taking on Mike linebackers;
  • Excels blocking in space downfield.

Weaknesses

  • Hand placement is in need of tuning;
  • Loses ability to sustain blocks;
  • Body control needs work;
  • Doesn’t always stay flat-footed through power blocks;
  • Two meniscus tears during college.

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Teams With Need at Position: Las Vegas Raiders, Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Chargers, Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks

Projection: Seventh Round, UFA

Bottom Line on Trey Hill

After three very different seasons at Georgia, Trey Hill now looks to work his way into a depth role on an NFL line. His versatility will give him an edge on other late-round prospects. Many coaches covet a player who can snap the ball and slide to guard. Hill shows promise in the second level. His 6’5”, 320-pound frame creates matchup issues for linebackers and he also absorbs bull-rushes. A team with a heavy load for the running back would do well drafting a player like Hill who can come in and contribute to a 2,000-yard season. The Tennessee Titans and Derrick Henry may look to his services to pave a path for the former Heisman winner.

The tumultuous part of Hill’s college career were the two serious knee injuries. A decision to have surgery before entering the draft could both help or hinder Hill’s draft stock. Coaches looking for a tactical, handsy offensive lineman will probably pass on Hill. His hand placement is sloppy and control over his body could use fine tuning as well. Hill also doesn’t initiate with his defender aggressively, more so absorbing contact rather than moving someone. If recovery from his injuries is swift, good coaching could certainly alleviate the tactical issues Hill has.

With much to evaluate before being selected, Trey Hill looks to be on the cusp of landing somewhere in the NFL draft. Teams with injuries after camp or OTA’s could see him join a practice roster as an undrafted free agent. Conversely, Hill could recover from injury in time to be involved as a depth piece going into the 2021 NFL season. Ultimately, Hill is a questionable prospect with decent upside for teams needing line help late in the draft.

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