Mississippi State running back Kylin Hill has become the newest underclassman to declare for the 2020 NFL Draft. He has potential to be a steal.
For the third day in a row, an underclassman running back has declared for the 2020 NFL Draft. First it was Boston College’s A.J. Dillon, then it was Arizona State’s Eno Benjamin, and now Mississippi State’s Kylin Hill has joined the party; one of this writer’s favorite and underrated running backs in this class.
One lucky NFL team is going to steal a bellcow running back with a bargain of a pick, as Hill plays with the mentality of the mascot of his college team: a bulldog. The 5-11, 215 pound back plays with great contact balance, explosiveness, and footwork to not only succeed at the next level, but to stay on the field on all three downs; Hill is a world of fun to watch on film.
In his one and only season as the full time starter with the Bulldogs, after usurping a chunk of carries from a proven senior in 2018 as a sophomore, Hill hit the 1,000 yard mark, rushing for over 1,300 yards and ten touchdowns on the ground; he averaged nearly six yards per carry this year for Mississippi State. Additionally, Hill caught 17 passes as a receiver out of the backfield for 174 yards and another touchdown.
It is a good day as Hill will now get paid to play football. While he may not be selected until the third day of the draft, Hill will be an absolute diamond in the rough when the 2020 NFL Draft rolls around.