Baltimore Ravens draft Justice Hill: 3 big things
The Baltimore Ravens drafted Justice Hill in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Here are 3 big things to think about.
1. What kind of running back is Hill?
Hill is fast and elusive. He can catch the ball as a receiving threat from the backfield, or lined up as a receiver and in the open field his speed often equals big plays. He ran a 4.4 second 40 yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine. He fits right in with the rest of the Ravens picks on offense. The Ravens had just drafted speedy receivers in Marquise Brown and Miles Boykin; speed was certainly on the mind of Eric DeCosta.
Hill is a smaller 5’10” 198 pound running back. He may not be the hammer in the running game that Mark Ingram and Gus Edwards are, but he is a down hill runner who doesn’t waste time getting to the open field. What makes Hill such a promising pick is that he has great vision. He’s the kind of running back that wants to run to break free and he knows how to get there. The Ravens don’t have another running back like Hill.
A couple of players that Hill reminds me of are guys like Darren Sproles and Tarik Cohen. These are players that are roughly the same size as Hill and they are surprisingly well rounded players. When this type of player gets the ball he’s either going to run past defenders or create at least one missed tackle. This is a pick that has the potential of a huge pay off and the fourth round was the perfect time for it.