How have you been feeling the last couple of days leading up to the draft? Anxious? Nervous?
Hill: A little of both. Anxious and nervous. I don't think I'll really start getting nervous until it comes around to the picks and it's time for me to come off the board. For me, I think around pick nine, going on up I'll be anxious and nervous.
What have you been doing these last few weeks?
Hill: Well, my last few weeks have been kind of busy. I've been interviewing with teams, working out for teams. Of course I did the Senior Bowl and the Combine. As soon as I came back home I really have just been working out. Actually it's like you are on call 24/7. If a team wants to bring you in, it's what airport and just get there. That's your interview. I'm doing everything I can to put myself in the best situation.
Do you think you've really proven yourself to scouts between the end of the season and now?
Hill: Most definitely. I think I have. I think I've done everything I can do to really solidify myself as a first-rounder. Right now it's just a matter of being picked, and hopefully being picked by a team that's going to utilize my talents and where I can contribute early.
Which NFL players have you talked to and gotten advice from leading up to the draft?
Hill: The people I've talked to ... guys like DeAngelo Hall, Justin Miller and Airese Currie. They main thing they've been saying is that now it's a job. They tell me to approach it as it's still the game of football but now it's a job.
What are some of the teams you've visited with since the end of the season?
Hill: I took three in-house visits. Tennessee, New England and the St. Louis Rams.
What happens on those kinds of visits?
Hill: Those interviews, for me, I didn't have to do any workouts. They are mostly like meet and greet, just talking and going over film. I think when I went to New England, that's when I looked at film with their secondary coach. You also meet with the head coaches.
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