After breaking out as a sophomore, catching 81 passes for 1364 yards (16.8 avg) and 11 touchdowns, Hill saw his college career temporarily derailed by a torn left ACL during spring practice, forcing him to miss the entire 2013 season. Returning to Arizona for his final season allows Hill the opportunity to prove he is fully recovered and back to his pre-injury form on the football field. Working primarily from the slot, Hill showed the ability to separate from defenders with both his speed and physicality. While he needs to do a better job of tracking the ball over his shoulder, he uses his big frame to box out defenders at the catch point, showing excellent hands and the ability to pluck the ball out of the air. He is unlikely to victimize would-be tacklers with elusive cuts in the open field, but Hill has the speed to outrun defenders, and his size and power make him a load to bring down after the catch. Scouts will undoubtedly place higher value on more production from the “X” receiver position, but if healthy, Hill should at minimum be a force over the middle of the field.
-Jeremy Hyde, 5/15