Daxton Hill looks like a true steal of the Draft
“One of the steals of the draft so far,” ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper, Jr. said after the Cincinnati Bengals drafted former Michigan safety Daxton Hill
Kiper had Hill rated as the No. 13 prospect on his most recent draft rankings after an impressive NFL Combine in which Hill ran a 4.38 40,
one of the fastest time for a safety in years. Hill played mostly as a slot cornerback for the Wolverines last year.
“I’ve always liked Daxton Hill,” Kiper said. “Here’s a guy who did everything at Michigan. He can be slot corner, he can play center field, he tackles so well, he can get after the quarterback,
He was a five-star recruit coming out of high school, No. 1 safety, speed to the football, everything that shows you he’s going to be ready to go.
“He plays the safety position with a linebacker mentality and a cornerback’s body,” McShay said. “That’s the best way I can describe him. He’s got his cornerback cover skills,
He has deep range if you want to play him over the top, and he’s got good ball skills. I think he’s a great player that for some reason just keeps getting overlooked.”
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