Fernando Stepensky

Closer Look: San Diego State RB Ronnie Hillman

February 13, 2012

Ronnie Hillman

Hillman is going to be a player that some teams will look back on and regret not drafting. The NFL Advisory Committee told him that he could be drafted as early as the third round, which seems fitting; however, I look at Hillman as one of the most skilled running backs going into the draft.



Hillman has been extremely productive with all the carries he’s seen, and that comes as no surprise, because he has many strengths and few weaknesses. That showed when he rushed for 1,711 yards (3rd in the nation) and rushed for 19 touchdowns (tied for 7th in the nation) for SDSU last year.


Ultimately one of his most important strengths is his ability to set up his own blockers and not always need a big hole to gain solid yardage. The way he does this, is by adjusting his pad level and shoulders (read more…)