Scouting Report: CB Tye Hill

Former Clemson cornerback could be the top defensive back taken in the 2006 NFL Draft.

Full Name: Tye Hill School: Clemson Pos: CB

Ht: 5-9.5 Wt: 185 40: 4.38 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Former running back who switched to cornerback as a sophomore and has started ever since. All-Conference selection as a senior after totaling 43/3/4. Junior numbers included 52/21.

Pos: Terrific shutdown cornerback coming off an outstanding senior season. Quick-footed in reverse, fluid flipping his hips and loses nothing transitioning with opponents. Easily stays downfield with receivers, reading their eyes then getting his head back around to locate the ball. Quick planting to the throw and adjusts in midair to make the interception. Physical and supports the run.

Neg: Marginal size and loses out in battles. Has average hands.

Analysis: A track sprinter who translates his speed onto the football field, Hill has been on a straight shot up draft boards the past six months. Performed well last season then had an outstanding Senior Bowl. First-round selection who should quickly break into a starting role at the next level.

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