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.