Peyton Hillis Scouting Report
What are you looking for?
NFL Draft > 2008 Prospects > FB > Peyton Hillis

Peyton Hillis Scouting Report

Position: FB
Conference: SEC
School: Arkansas Razorbacks
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #22
Height & Weight: 6'2 - 243 lbs.
Drafted 7.20 in 2008 by DEN

2008 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
person

Peyton Hillis, FB, Arkansas

When you're in the same backfield with Darren McFadden and Felix Jones, it's easy to get overshadowed. But Hillis deserves a lot of the credit for the Razorbacks' dynamic tailbacks putting up such big numbers. He certainly helped open some running lanes. But, Hillis is more than a one-dimensional blocker. He rushed for 327 yards and two touchdowns on 57 carries and was even more effective in the passing game, hauling in a team-high 44 receptions for 485 yards and five TDs. Hillis is more athletic than most fullbacks, as well as faster. He runs a 4.55 in the 40-yard dash. He has tremendous receiving skills and understands the game. Scouts love his motor. His combination of speed and size makes him valuable in a number of roles, with him having the potential to be a force on special teams. Scouts question whether he has the bulk to be a true NFL fullback. He needs to become a better blocker. He hasn't shown the power to be a consistent short-yardage threat. While he has good speed, he isn't elusive. Some scouts wonder about his durability. He won't be suited for some schemes, but should fit in with a West Coast offense. He has the potential to contribute in several ways. He projects to be a mid-round selection in the NFL Draft.

Last Updated Feb-12-2008 by Thomas Scott

0 Comments | Add Yours
There are no comments on this prospect yet.

Most Popular
2014 NFL Draft Prospects
Scouting Reports

  1. Teddy Bridgewater
  2. Sammy Watkins
  3. Marqise Lee
  4. Carlos Hyde
  5. Mike Evans
  6. Tre Mason
Prospect Profile Search:

Join a League today!
Signup compete and win. Leagues as low as $35 Enter Rotobowl for $279 - $50,000 Grand Prize


Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties