K.J. Hill

WR, Ohio State

  • Conf Big Ten - East
  • Jersey #14
  • Class RS Senior
  • HT 6'0"
  • DOB 09/15/1997
  • WT 192 lbs




    PROS: Silky smooth and slippery player. Does very well to pressure off-coverage with vertical stem and force defenders to declare a leverage so he can work against it. Quick to turn his head to the quarterback and present a viable target with the intelligence and awareness to sit against zone coverage and work as a checkdown option. A nifty runner with good body control and foot speed to make the first defender miss in space, but isn't overly flashy and risk-prone, which leads to mostly positive yardage.

    CONS: Smaller player without redeeming physical traits for his low weight. Is only decently quick and has average speed. Struggles with physicality at the catch point, through his route stem, and even downfield when tracking the deep ball. Will get pushed off of his line and does not have a strong elevation profile to attack throws at their highest point, which leads to a large number of PBUs upon contact or from longer defensive players. Catch technique does not stand out and catch radius is small. Cordoned into the slot by the offense and does not have great releases against press coverage due to concerns dealing with physicality. Low-ceiling NFL player who will do his best work as a checkdown option.

    Updated: 01/06/2020