Ronnie Hillman scouting report

Ronnie Hillman RB San Diego State #13
Ht: 5’10″Wt: 190  
Elite breakaway speed. Extremely elusive in the open field. Elite quickness and change-of-direction ability. Stop-and-start ability is impressive; gets up to full speed incredibly fast. Does an excellent job making himself small to squeeze through holes when running between the tackles. Appears to have great vision; usually quick to adjust when a hole closes and isn’t shy about improvising when the designed play breaks down. Excellent receiver out of the backfield, with some experience lining up wide.
Slightly undersized. Goes down quickly once wrapped up; won’t be able to consistently break tackles at the next level. Fumbles have been an issue at times; needs to do a better job of keeping the ball secured and not exposing himself to big hits as frequently. Occasionally indecisive in the backfield; will dance around looking for a hole, rather than simply taking what’s given to him. Gives a reasonable effort in pass protection, but doesn’t have the size or strength to be effective. Missed time with a sprained ankle in 2011. Only two years of experience (turned pro to provide for his two-year-old son).
Hillman is a prototypical third-down back. He doesn’t have the size to carry the full load, but has all the tools necessary to excel as a backup in the right system. He would be a great fit for a team with a power running back looking to add a change-of-pace back to the system.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2012 Comments Off

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