Future Watch: B.J. Hill Rookie Football Cards, Giants – B.J. Hill was drafted by the New York Giants with the 69th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. He’s a 6-3, 302-pound force of nature and fans of the Giants should be excited about his future.
Hill is a run stopper. He’s an Oakboro, North Carolina native and he played for North Carolina State. He played in 11 games as a Freshman. He posted 39 tackles and 1.5 sacks.
In 2015, he played in 12 games and posted 50 tackles and 3.5 sacks. 11 of them were for a loss. This was a big year.
In 2016, he had 39 tackles, 1.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries. It wasn’t great and he needed to improve on that in his draft year.
As a senior, he posted 55 tackles in 2017. He had two sacks, 3.5 of them were for losses and he tipped three passes and caused a forced fumble. That was a better campaign.
Hill was a winner at the combine. He was the third best lineman in the bench press and showed well in the other tests.
Hill played a fair amount this season. In week three, against the Houston Texans, he recorded his first NFL sack. He recorded one more the week after and he had two more against the Carolina Panthers. He added five tackles in that game as well.
He played in all 16 games and recorded 5.5 sacks and 48 tackles. Considering the ups and downs the Giants had this season he was a constant who continued to improve as the season advanced. Hill will be a big part of the Giants eventual resurgence.
Here’s a look at him in action and why he’s so hard to block:
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