BIO: Awarded both All American and all-conference honors as a senior after posting 61/19/4.5. Totaled career numbers of 78/31/13 as a junior after 52/16/5 as a sophomore. Competes on the school's track and field team participating in the decathlon.
POSITIVES: Athletic speed rusher who disrupts offensive game plans. Quick off the snap, gets leverage on opponents and moves well laterally. Has a good head for the ball and quick to locate the action. Good speed off the edge or pursuing from the backside.
NEGATIVES: Rangy build and a tall, thin defender that lacks natural bulk. Easily ridden from his angle of attack or handled at the point by a single blocker.
ANALYSIS: Coming off a superb junior season, much was expected from Hilton in ’03 yet he fell short of expectations. Tested well at the Combine and his combination of athleticism and upside potential makes him a legitimate first day pick.