Ohio State's K.J. Hill is probably one of the smaller wide receivers that will get attention around the top half of the upcoming NFL Draft, but he's ready to make up for what might be lacking in his measurements.
Over the weekend, Hill measured in at 5-foot-11, 196 pounds officially. His hands measured in at 9.25-inches, but his arm length and wingspan numbers, both important for receivers, are a bit short. His arms measured in at 29 1/8-inches, and he has a 6-foot-0.5-inch wingspan.
Of course, Hill has plenty of opportunity to impress teams throughout the weak. By all accounts he's gotten off to a good start. Per reports, he's met with a number of teams, including the Bills, Eagles, Patriots, and one franchise that has plenty of Ohio State influence, the Washington Redskins. He says that he could "hit the ground running" in Washington, alongside former teammates Dwayne Haskins and Terry McLaurin.
Today, Hill put together a pretty impressive performance in the bench press. Even at under 200 pounds, he knocked out
KJ Hill, WR, Ohio State: 17 reps. Dude’s chiseled
— PewterReport (@PewterReport) February 26, 2020
">17 reps of 225 pounds. As of this writing, that puts him around the top of the position. Virginia's Joe Reed leads the way with 21 reps, while SMU's James Proche had 20 reps, Miami's KJ Osborn finished with 18, and Texas' Collin Johnson, Colorado's Laviska Shenault, TCU's Jalen Reagor, and Texas A&M's Kendrick Rodgers all tied Hill. The workouts at the position are ongoing.
K.J. Hill is the only player under 200 pounds to go for 17 or more, while a few of the guys in that range are a good deal bigger than him.
After a very strong Senior Bowl week, his draft stock could be on the rise. Haskins certainly wouldn't mind a reunion with his former teammate.
Hill is projected as a day two or three prospect, especially in a wide receiver-heavy NFL Draft. The mass of talent at that position this year could help some team get a steal.