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Austin Hill | Wide Receiver

Team: Arizona Wildcats
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210

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Arizona WR Austin Hill wasn't invited to the combine.
This is just the most recent disheartening development in what was a horribly disappointing year for Hill. He suffered a torn ACL in the spring of 2013 and his career has been on the ropes since. Hill, graded by many as a solid Day 2 pick prior to the season, finished the year second on the team in receptions with 49. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reported that NFL scouts had concerns that Hill wasn't completely healed from his knee injury. "Word circulating in the scouting community is Austin Hill may not be fully healthy from the knee injury suffered more than a year ago," Pauline wrote during the season. "Never a speedster from the get-go, the inability to separate from defenders on the college level is causing a lot of concern from area scouts, many who now stamp Hill as a late rounder." Feb 7 - 5:21 PM
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Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill hauled in four receptions for 41 yards at Saturday's East-West Shrine Game.

He led all wideouts in receiving yards. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote during the week that Hill could be a "late round steal" and mentioned that he was "applauded by coaches for his route running and pass catching" at practices. NFL Media analyst Charles Davis also praised Hill, drawing attention to the prospect's size (6-foot-3), hands and toughness.
Jan 18 - 6:50 PM

NFL Media analyst Charles Davis likes Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill's size, hands and toughness.

"Another aspect of Hill's game that Davis likes is that he did not complain about offensive changes at Arizona," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "Hill went from being the go-to receiver in 2012 to being a complementary guy this fall, and Davis said it wasn't an issue with Hill." Huguenin added that West WR coach Richard Bartel also spoke highly of Hill. "While Hill lacks top-end speed, Bartel noted that he has a good football IQ and is competitive," the analyst wrote. "Hill comes from a family of football players -- his dad and uncle played in the NFL -- and Bartel noted that a football pedigree can be helpful: 'There's a reason you pay more for a pure-bred bulldog." TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes Hill could be a "late round steal."
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Jan 14 - 5:05 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline notes that Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill could be a "late round steal" and mentioned that he was "applauded by coaches for his route running and pass catching" at East-West Shrine practice.

Pauline reported back in December, that NFL scouts have concerns that Hill isn't completely healed from last season's knee injury. The Wildcats used Hill in more of a tight end role as the 2014 season progressed. The Arizona prospect finished the season second on the team in receptions with 49, and was third on the team in receiving yards with 635. Pauline noted last month that Hill's "inability to separate from defenders on the college level is causing a lot of concern from area scouts, many who now stamp Hill as a late rounder."
Jan 13 - 3:19 PM

Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill caught three passes for 19 yards in Friday's loss to Oregon.

Across 13 games, Hill, graded by many as a solid Day 2 pick prior to the season, has been held to four receptions or less 11 times. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reported last month that NFL scouts have concerns that Hill isn't completely healed from last season's knee injury. "While he entered the season with second/third round grades the word circulating in the scouting community is Austin Hill may not be fully healthy from the knee injury suffered more than a year ago," Pauline wrote at the time. "Never a speedster from the get-go, the inability to separate from defenders on the college level is causing a lot of concern from area scouts, many who now stamp Hill as a late rounder."
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 06:37:00 PM

Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill caught four passes for 45 yards in Friday's win over Arizona State.

Hill's struggles continue; he's been held to four receptions or less in 10 of Arizona's 12 contests. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reported last week that NFL scouts have concerns that Hill isn't completely healed from last season's knee injury, a scenario that seems extremely plausible in lieu of his lack of production. "While he entered the season with second/third round grades the word circulating in the scouting community is Austin Hill may not be fully healthy from the knee injury suffered more than a year ago," Pauline wrote. "Never a speedster from the get-go, the inability to separate from defenders on the college level is causing a lot of concern from area scouts, many who now stamp Hill as a late rounder."
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 05:31:00 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that NFL scouts have concerns that Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill isn't completely healed from last season's knee injury.

"While he entered the season with second/third round grades the word circulating in the scouting community is Austin Hill may not be fully healthy from the knee injury suffered more than a year ago," Pauline wrote. "Never a speedster from the get-go, the inability to separate from defenders on the college level is causing a lot of concern from area scouts, many who now stamp Hill as a late rounder." The senior came into the season carrying some amount of hype, but has posted only 38 receptions for 541 yards and four touchdowns this year. Hill hauled in 81 catches for 1,364 yards and 11 touchdowns to earn All-Pac-12 Second Team honors in 2012, the year before his injury.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 06:46:00 PM

Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill will attend the East West Shrine game.

Hill will not come close to matching his production from last season (81/1,364/11 TDs) since he has posted 35 catches for 480 yards and four touchdowns in 10 games this year. Some heavily praised the 6'3/210 pound receiver prior to the season.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 10:46:00 AM

Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill caught two passes for 21 yards in Saturday's 27-26 win over Washington.

At this point, it's more surprising if Hill does something in a game than if he's quiet. The senior came into the season carrying some amount of hype, with people like TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline saying that with a big campaign, Hill could find himself being drafted in the Top-45. That's not going to happen now. Hill has just 76 yards receiving over his last three games combined.
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 08:58:00 PM

Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill caught three passes for 38 yards in Saturday's win over Colorado.

Hill had only one catch for five yards in Arizona's previous game. There was no bounce against Colorado. With just 38 yards receiving in the contest, Hill now has six games in which he's been held to under 65 yards. The lackluster season has reportedly hurt Hill's draft stock. Prior to the season, many scouts had Hill pegged as a second or third-rounder. Back in October, though, TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline said that Hill's struggles have caused scouts to view him more as a mid-to-late round pick.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 08:10:00 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that there's "a bit of concern about" Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill's play.

"There was a breathe of relief after Hill turned in a seven reception, 70 yard performance against USC on Saturday but truth be told there’s a bit of concern about his play," Pauline wrote. "Hill was stamped as a second/third rounder entering the season but most scouts now feel he presently grades as a mid-to late rounder. There’s a feeling in the scouting community that Hill may not be fully healthy from the knee injury which kept him on the sidelines in 2013." Hill, who suffered a torn ACL in the spring of 2013, has collected 25 catches for 345 yards through six games.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 07:08:00 PM

Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill hauled in a 47-yard hard Hail Mary from Anu Solomon as time expired to push Arizona to a 49-45 victory over Cal on Saturday night.

Arizona got whipped for most of the game. The Wildcats trailed 28-6 at halftime, and they were down 45-30 with four minutes left. That's when the school improbably scored three consecutive touchdowns, capped by Solomon's desperation heave into the right corner of the end zone that reached Hill's hands untouched. Hill, who suffered a torn ACL in the spring of 2013, finished with eight catches for 127 yards and two touchdowns.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 09:07:00 PM

Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill was held to two catches for nine yards in the school's 26-23 win over UTSA.

We did not watch the game, but draft writer Justin Higdon notes UTSA locked Hill down and the receiver helped by dropping two passes. This lackluster effort comes on the heels of Hill's great season opener, when he produced 110 yards and a touchdown on three catches.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 01:21:00 PM

Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill caught three passes for 110 yards and a touchdown in the school's 58-13 win over UNLV.

A majority of Hill's production came on a 92 yard touchdown catch an run, when the redshirt senior took a 12 yard post, broke one tackle, then separated from the defense. Hill suffered a torn ACL in the spring of 2013, but many evaluators are expecting a big season from the 6'3/210 lbs receiver.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 09:44:00 AM

ESPN's Todd McShay writes that there is a "lot to like" about Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill as a prospect despite his durability issues.

McShay grades him as the No. 5 WR prospect. "He has a natural feel for the position and is a smooth and strong athlete for his size, all of which enables him to separate from coverage (both press-man and zone)," McShay wrote. "His ball skills are excellent, with his wide catching radius, very good body control and his ability to pluck the ball away from the frame. He doesn't have the speed of a home run hitter, but he is quick enough and has good open-field vision to make defenders miss. He has the size and leaping ability to win one-on-one battles and he's still fast enough to threaten defenses vertically." TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote earlier this summer that NFL scouts have stamped Hill as a Day 2 pick, and added that an "exceptional campaign" will push him into the top 45 picks of the 2015 draft. Hill hauled in 81 catches for 1,364 yards and 11 touchdowns to earn All-Pac-12 Second Team honors in 2012.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 08:00:00 PM