Skip to content

LSU’s Jeremy Hill timed at 4.66 seconds in 40-yard dash

James Morris, Jeremy Hill AP

LSU redshirt sophomore tailback Jeremy Hill was timed at 4.66 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine on Sunday, according to NFL.com.

Hill — who measures at 6-foot-1 and 233 pounds, per NFL.com — is one of the more intriguing big backs in the 2014 NFL Draft. He rushed for 1401 yards on just 203 carries in 2013, racking up 6.9 yards per attempt. Just 21 years old, Hill had just 345 collegiate attempts to his credit.

However, he’s had some off-field issues, with a pair of arrests since 2011.

At the Combine, Hill took responsibility for the incidents.

“I put myself in those situations,” Hill said, according to a transcript from Jim Kleinpeter of the New Orleans Times-Picayune for the Pro Football Writers of America. “I can’t really focus on that. All I can do is make the right decisions going forward and put myself in the best position possible.”

Hill’s size, production and youth are his greatest assets. His 40 time, while not great, wasn’t terribly slow for a back who’s work is probably going to come between the tackles on the next level. For instance, the Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell was timed at 4.60 seconds last year at 6-foot-1 and 230 pounds, per NFL.com. For Hill, the Combine interviews might have been the most important part of the process, given the off-field incidents.

Permalink 17 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Draft, Home, Rumor Mill
17 Responses to “LSU’s Jeremy Hill timed at 4.66 seconds in 40-yard dash”
  1. thekiller678 says: Feb 23, 2014 6:24 PM

    He’s coming to New York. Book it

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 23, 2014 6:27 PM

    They call him Jeremy “Down” Hill.

  3. wolfman55h says: Feb 23, 2014 6:32 PM

    Was a tough back in college but that’s pretty damn slow for a full time back in the NFL. My guess he’s already out of shape. I wouldn’t look at this guy until third round earliest. There’s issues here. Some guys find trouble others let trouble find them. My guess is Hills problem is some of both.

  4. justsomerandomguy24 says: Feb 23, 2014 6:33 PM

    He hits the hole really hard and is hard to bring down. He will never be a burner, but no one needed his 40 time to know that. Look at the tape– the guy isn’t AP, but he can be a quality part of a RB rotation.

  5. rajbais says: Feb 23, 2014 6:43 PM

    My tip: lose 10 lbs until your pro day and then you’ll get into the 4.5’s.

  6. ✦ Pittsburgh is the City of Champions ✦ says: Feb 23, 2014 6:43 PM

    Landry (LSU WR) ran a 4.7 something but that kid can play.

  7. saints25 says: Feb 23, 2014 6:45 PM

    You forget he missed the first 4 games of the year 2013, An he still had 1200 yards in sec play!! He fast for a big man,he can flat out runs DBs to the End-zone. 2nd round pick all day long

  8. fnc111 says: Feb 23, 2014 6:45 PM

    George Atkinson was way faster than this sec guy.

  9. thevikesarebest says: Feb 23, 2014 6:58 PM

    The vikings still have the best RB of all time,ADRIAN PETERSON.SKOL

  10. genericcommenter says: Feb 23, 2014 6:59 PM

    So, he’s like the same size as Johnny Manziel, but slower?

  11. realnflmaster says: Feb 23, 2014 7:37 PM

    Oh my god, who the hell caressss

  12. fronz1234 says: Feb 23, 2014 8:16 PM

    I can’t believe what is being said about Trent. He came in midseason, had to learn a new system on the fly. Give the man a chance to have a full off season with the colts. It is unbelievable that after just a half season you numbskulls are throwing him under the bus. 22 and a bust whatevers. ..you are all fools.

  13. rohinaz says: Feb 23, 2014 8:20 PM

    He was quicker to the 10 yard split than deanthony Thomas. Which is impressive considering hill is 60 lbs heavier. I’ve seen him outrun cbs in games.

  14. alshonbrandontandem says: Feb 23, 2014 10:00 PM

    Slow – undraftable

  15. louisianimal33 says: Feb 24, 2014 12:50 AM

    NFL legend in the making

  16. nocajunboy says: Feb 24, 2014 8:56 AM

    A future hall of famer! Are you watching Saints if you an get him in the second round, what a steal.

  17. doubleogator says: Feb 24, 2014 10:34 AM

    May be the best RB in the draft, keep his head on straight and he’ll be in the pro bowl in a few years…

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!