There was initially some doubt that LSU running back Jeremy Hill would ever return to the Tigers football team, but head coach Les Miles left the decision up to the team and they welcomed Hill back to the locker room with open arms.
Since returning to the field, Hill has shown the talent that we all knew he had and it has been catching the attention of NFL Draft analysts and scouts.
If Hill decides to declare for the 2014 NFL Draft, which many believe he will do, teams will have an interesting decision to make. ESPN’s Mel Kiper recently spoke about Hill’s NFL prospects and he seems to believe he has what it takes to have a successful pro career.
“Hill is an enormously talented running back,” Kiper said, via al.com. “He can do so many things running the football. Obviously this league is now about throwing the football. The depth usually at the running back spot allows you to find guys at any point in the draft.”
“From a skill-set standpoint what he brings to the table is going to make him an intriguing prospect. We’ll see what his decision is. You’d have to put him right there with Ka’deem Carey at Arizona, Melvin Gordon III at Wisconsin and Lache Seastrunk of Baylor.”
Of course, NFL teams would need to determine whether his off-field issues are something that they will want to take on and welcome in to the locker room.
If they can accept the baggage that comes with Hill and they understand the risk, then they could be rewarded with one of the best young backs coming in to the NFL.
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