Positive: Underrated cover corner still learning the position. Jams opponents at the line of scrimmage, quick flipping his hips in transition, and physical with receivers throughout the route. Plays with explosiveness and has a closing burst. Fights hard throughout the action, works well with safeties, and shows the ability to drive to the action out of his plant.
Negative: Very quick out of his backpedal. Does not take correct angles to the action. Overmatched at times.
Analysis: Hill is a developing cornerback who does not back down to a challenge and showed a lot of skill in 2010. He's a dime back/special teams player who should get consideration in the late rounds."
Negatives: Has marginal speed, may struggle in man-to-man coverage at the next level... Missed all of 2009 due to injury and was redshirted... Does not have a lot of experience at corner, did not get his first career start at the position until 2010... More suited as a zone defender, instincts in coverage and route-recognition skills seem to be lacking... Will need some time to adjust to defensive back in the NFL, is still a very raw player, but athletic ability is fairly solid."
Weaknesses: Has only two years of playing experience as a defensive back at the college level. Has a bow-legged frame with questionable durability, given his 2009 shoulder injury. Shows some choppy transition skills in man-to-man and zone coverage. Is not an effective blitzer off the edge.
Bottom line: Hill was a first-year starter at left cornerback for the Hurricanes in 2010. A shoulder injury cost him the 2009 season, and he received a medical redshirt. Hill served as a part-time starter at safety in 2008 after making the switch from wideout. He is an excellent athlete with the speed, quickness and range to earn playing time early on defense as a pro, with the potential to develop into a starter by his second NFL campaign. He has a lot of physical and athletic potential to continue to develop in the NFL. Look for him to go in the third round due to his physical and athletic qualities."