BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter at left tackle awarded All-Conference honors as a senior. Fractured his leg late last season, which put him on the sidelines. Tore a knee ligament in high school and spent a year rehabilitating the injury before entering college.
POSITIVES: Fundamentally sound left tackle who.s at his best as a pass-protector. Blocks with good pad level, sets with a wide base, and makes outstanding use of body positioning as well as blocking angles. Slides out off the edge, stays square, and nicely works his hands throughout the play. Shows the ability to adjust and jolts defenders with good hand-punch. Fights hard until the whistle blows.
NEGATIVES: Lacks the dominant base and gets minimal movement run-blocking. Does not play with a nasty attitude. Marginally effective in motion. Has a history of injuries dating back to high school.
ANALYSIS: Hills has shown flashes of ability the past two seasons and could play at the next level if he ever stays healthy.