Baltimore Ravens scouting reports: Trevon Hill a polarizing edge rusher
Miami FL.’s Trevon Hill isn’t highly touted as a draft prospect but he could be a late-round pick for a team like the Baltimore Ravens in need of pass rush.
Trevon Hill started his college career at Virginia Tech and finished at Miami FL. after being dismissed from the former for poor character concerns. Hill went off on coaches after a loss to Old Dominion and was forced to grad-transfer to the Hurricanes during the 2019 offseason.
Hill is a limited athlete, but the tools are there for him to become a contributor for a defense. He’s not the most athletic guy on the field, but he plays with a lot of passion.
Notable stats for Trevon Hill (full stats here) 2015-2019:
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- 16 career sacks
- 3.5 sacks in 2018 (three games played)
- Good build for an edge rusher at 6’3″ 248-lbs.
- Can line up on either side of the line comfortably
- A solid run defender who can set the edge well
- Can dip his shoulder to get under the pads of offensive tackles
- Became a more confident pass rusher as the season progressed; aged like a fine wine
- Surprisingly adept in pass coverage; smooth mover who can change direction
- Dismissed from Virginia Tech due to outlandish attitude; also got heated with media following Miami FL. a loss to Georgia Tech; major character and maturity concerns
- Lack of production outside of 2018 season which saw Hill play just three games (dismissal)
- Not the most dynamic athlete makes for limited upside
- Play strength is lacking; can be easily moved around by defenders
- There’s not a lot of “get up and go” in Hill’s game; lack of first-step explosiveness
Fit with the Ravens:
Trevon Hill is a bit of a hot-head when it comes to his character and is certainly an immature player when it comes to losing. There’s a difference between passion and immaturity, and Hill has blurred that line. Still, there is a bit to like here as a prospect.
Hill appears limited as an overall athlete, but his ambidextrous playstyle and ability to drop into coverage will allow defensive coordinators to get creative with him. 2018 saw Hill flash brilliance and he got stronger as the year progressed in 2019. Perhaps Hill’s best football is ahead of him.
It’s hard to imagine the Baltimore Ravens have a place for a player like Trevon Hill based on his character alone. He could be worth a flier at the tail end of the 2020 NFL Draft and certainly as a priority undrafted free agent.