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2019 NFL Draft Profile: UCF DT Trysten Hill

With his draft stock on the rise, will Hill be able to crack the top 60?

NCAA Football: Southern Methodist at Central Florida Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Trysten Hill’s draft stock really skyrocketed after the season came to an end. The defensive tackle declared for the draft after his junior season which was no surprise to anybody who followed the football team closely.

Highlights

At one point, it was assumed that Hill would transfer from UCF after the Peach Bowl per an Instagram post he made saying it would be his last game as a Knight. Hill was part of Scott Frost’s first recruiting class and Frost leaving for Nebraska clearly made Hill contemplate leaving as well.

After deciding to stay in Orlando, off-the-field issues really hurt his playing time in 2018. Despite some dominating performances throughout the season, he technically only started one game. We’re not here to gossip but there definitely was behind the scenes issues between Hill and the new coaching staff in addition to some non-football related incidents.

Regardless of what happened off the field, there’s no denying that Hill thrived when his number was called. With 3 sacks and 10.5 tackles for a loss in 2018, Hill earned himself a combine invite in which he did not disappoint. Since then, Hill has visited with the Browns, Eagles, Packers and Texans, to name a few.

Draft Projection: Rounds 2-3

As his stock keeps rising, experts are saying they wouldn’t be surprised if Hill becomes a top-60 pick. I do think he’ll go in the third round but there’s definitely a chance we can see him off the board earlier than expected.

Pro Day Highlights

Combine Results

  • Height: 6’3”
  • Weight: 308 pounds
  • 40 Yard Dash: 5.04 seconds
  • Bench: 28 reps
  • Vertical: 35”
  • Broad: 115.0”
  • 3 Cone: 7.7 seconds
  • 20 Yard Shuttle: 4.38 seconds

Career Stats

Career Stats

Year School Conf Class Pos G Solo Tack Ast Tot Tack TFL Sack FF
Year School Conf Class Pos G Solo Tack Ast Tot Tack TFL Sack FF
*2016 UCF American FR DL 9 11 4 15 5 1 1
*2017 UCF American SO DL 12 9 11 20 4.5 2 0
*2018 UCF American JR DL 12 20 16 36 10.5 3 0
Career UCF 40 31 71 20 6 1
Provided by CFB at Sports ReferenceView Original Table. Generated 4/25/2019.

Offensive Stats:

  • 1 Career TD Rush
  • 1 Bone-Crushing Season-Saving Blueberry Pancake with Extra Syrup: