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MARQUISE HILL
Marquise Hill - DE Position: DE
Class: Underclassman
School: LSU
Conference: SEC
Ht., Wt.: 6'6½, 305
40 Time: 5.21
Grade: 3.73

Selected by New England Patriots
Round 2, pick 31 (63 overall)
BIO: Two-year starter who totaled 40/10.5/6 as a junior after 58/4.5/3 the prior season. Originally wavered on whether or not he would enter the 2004 draft early, yet signed with an agent, which forced his hand. Did not perform well at the Combine.

POSITIVES: Big, powerful defensive lineman that dominates the opposition when focused on the task at hand. Plays with good lean, gets push up the field and strong at the point of attack. Tough to move off the point, throws opposing lineman to the ground and easily occupies two gaps. Forceful in all his actions and effectively defends the run.

NEGATIVES: Sluggish off the snap and at times looks both lethargic and lackadaisical. Cannot immediately alter his angle of attack nor is he effective off the line of scrimmage in space.

ANALYSIS: A naturally strong athlete, Hill can be a force at several positions on the defensive line. Ultimately may grow into a defensive tackle yet could also be lined-up in a two-gap system. Coming off an average junior campaign and must start to rely on more than just natural abilities.

PROJECTION: Mid Third Round


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