Peyton Hillis Scouting Report

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Peyton Hillis Scouting Report

Position: FB
Conference: SEC
School: Arkansas Razorbacks
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #22
Height & Weight: 6'2 - 243 lbs.
Drafted 7.20 in 2008 by DEN

2008 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Peyton Hillis, FB, Arkansas

When you're in the same backfield with Darren McFadden and Felix Jones, it's easy to get overshadowed. But Hillis deserves a lot of the credit for the Razorbacks' dynamic tailbacks putting up such big numbers. He certainly helped open some running lanes. But, Hillis is more than a one-dimensional blocker. He rushed for 327 yards and two touchdowns on 57 carries and was even more effective in the passing game, hauling in a team-high 44 receptions for 485 yards and five TDs. Hillis is more athletic than most fullbacks, as well as faster. He runs a 4.55 in the 40-yard dash. He has tremendous receiving skills and understands the game. Scouts love his motor. His combination of speed and size makes him valuable in a number of roles, with him having the potential to be a force on special teams. Scouts question whether he has the bulk to be a true NFL fullback. He needs to become a better blocker. He hasn't shown the power to be a consistent short-yardage threat. While he has good speed, he isn't elusive. Some scouts wonder about his durability. He won't be suited for some schemes, but should fit in with a West Coast offense. He has the potential to contribute in several ways. He projects to be a mid-round selection in the NFL Draft.

Last Updated Feb-12-2008 by Thomas Scott

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