K.J. Hill, Ohio State
The Buckeyes’ all-time leading receiver returned for his senior year after taking advice from former Ohio State wide receiver, Cris Carter. K.J. Hill was a focal point in Ryan Day’s offense, hauling in 57 receptions for 636 yards (11.2 Y/R) and ten touchdowns. That coming on the heels of a 70 reception, 885-yard season with an offense that featured Parris Campbell and Terry McLaurin.
Hill stands at 6-foot-0, 196 pounds, and has drawn comparisons to
, although Hill is more of a true slot receiver. He ran a 4.60 40-yard dash at the Combine, which is on the lower end for receivers. He doesn’t possess the best vertical jump either, coming in six inches lower than Mim’s 38.5 inches.
So, it’s not difficult to understand why he’s projected to slip in the draft; however, I think he’s a great value pick in the fifth round for the Bears. Anthony Miller gets moved to the outside permanently, and Hill becomes your new slot receiver.
Hill has a great catch percentage, hauling in nearly 75 percent of balls thrown his way. He’s not afraid of contact over the middle but lacks the ideal yards-after-catch when he’s not wide open. He was money inside the redzone, collecting seven of his ten touchdowns in this area of the field.
On the opposition’s side of the field in general, Hill averaged 16.3 yards-per-reception and was a major target for Justin Fields.