Two Teams Show Interest in Leroy Hill

Leroy Hill is making the most out of his selection to play in this year's Senior Bowl. <BR>

One of the top defensive players to ever step foot on Clemson University, is now starting to make his mark at the next level.

Leroy Hill, the ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 2004, has enjoyed an extremely productive week in Mobile, AL practicing for the upcoming Senior Bowl.

The Senior Bowl, along with the NFL Combines to be held next month in Indianapolis, is one of the main venues used to scout future NFL talent.

And several scouts have already taken notice of his work ethic this week, not to mention his speed, and overall toughness.

In fact, two teams, the Dallas Cowboys and Cleveland Browns have been talking with Hill throughout the week to better gauge their interest in his services.

The ACC Defensive Player of the Year is slightly undersized but Dallas has proven that they can make playmakers out of such men. Dat Nyugen is a prime example of what they have been able to do and adding a player who had 19 tackles for a loss and eight sacks his senior year would be a nice step in that direction.

"He's shown that he is solid against the run and displayed good quickness to the ball carrier this week," said NFL Draft Expert Tony Pauline. "He's also done a fine job in pass coverage. He is fast cutting off the flanks and corners and displays excellent lateral speed."

Hill was one of the top defensive playmakers in the country during each of the last two years. As a junior, he recorded 145 tackles, including 27 behind the line of scrimmage. Those numbers ranked second in the nation in tackles for loss per game and fifth in solo tackles per game.

The Georgia native almost matched that production during his senior year, recording 108 total tackles and 19 tackles for loss in two less games.

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