Name: T.Y. Hilton, WR, Florida International
Grade: 7.0 F (Grading Scale)
Film Room Notes: vs Marshall
Hands: 8 1/2″ Arms: 32″
40: N/A Bench: N/A 3-Cone: N/A Vertical: N/A
Strengths: Hilton is primarily a slot WR, but is used all over the field in a number of different formations – Consistantly creates separation between himself and defenders – Can eat up “cushion” within a few yard s- Displays elite level elusiveness, extremely shifty – Can stop and go on a dime and uses jump cuts, body control and agility to make defenders miss – Used on a variety of different screen and bubble passes, where he excels due to his ability to turn nothing into something – Some of the best acceleration in the draft, is able to get to top speed within 10 yards and can’t be caught – Above average hands – Despite his shiftiness, Hilton maintains his balance and picks up extra yards – Deadly in the middle of the field – Hilton was able to be ultra productive despite being the only offensive threat on FIU and was the focus of defensive gameplans – Has the ability to run good clean routes – Waste very little motion in his route running – Hilton also shows the ability to play at varying speeds, slows down when he needs to find the soft spot in the zone – Extremely good vision and feel with the ball in his hands, can feel where defenders are coming from and anticipates contact- Nearly impossible to take down in the open field 1 on 1- When in man coverage he attacks the DB – Despite frail frame Hilton uses his vertical leap and agility in tight coverage to win battles – One of the best returnmen in the draft, contributes as both a kick and punt returner and has even played Wildcat QB in certain situations – Set Sun Belt record for receiving and all purpose yards.
Weaknesses: Hilton has a really skinny and wiry frame, he needs to add muscle especially to the upper body to withstand hits at the NFL level – Durability is a concern, had to come out of multiple games at times due to being banged up – Will likely struggle against more physical DBs – Needs to develop moves against press man, can get stuck at the line of scrimmage and knocked off his route too easily – Despite the abiltiy to run clean routes, Hilton will occasionally round it – Hasn’t had a lot of experience in a complex passing game – From watching film it doesn’t look like Hilton is asked to run more than a handful of routes – Blocking will definitely need refinement and is tied into getting stronger – Occasionally lets the ball get into his pads
Last Updated: FEbruary 29th, 2012