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2005 NFL Draft Draft Tracker Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Players Positions Schools Conferences NFL Teams

 Leroy Hill Grade: 3.36
 Position: OLB
 Class: Sr
 School: Clemson
 Conference: ACC
 Ht., Wt.: 6-1, 229
 40 Time: 4.75
  Selected by: Seattle Seahawks
  Round 3, pick 35 (98 overall)

BIO: First-team All-Conference selection as a senior. Led Clemson in tackles the past two seasons, most recently posting 98/17.5/8.5 after 145/27/8 as a junior.

POSITIVES: Productive collegiate middle linebacker who projects to the outside at the next level. Breaks down well, quickly locates the ball and takes good angles to the action. Efficient, fluid moving laterally and wraps up at the point. Fights hard to make the tackle. Immediately picks up pass-cover assignments and stays with running backs down the field.

NEGATIVES: Not strong at the point and has a lot of tackles broken. At times over-pursues the action and does more chasing than anything else. Better up the field than in reverse.

ANALYSIS: An undersized linebacker with marginal speed, Hill may be best off in a 34 defense where he is allowed to freely roam to the ballcarrier. Surprised many with his pass-cover skills at the Senior Bowl, yet may be nothing more than a backup and special teams player at the next level.

PROJECTION: Mid Seventh Round

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