Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Seahawks' picks: Round 3/87 - Jordan Hill, DT, 6-1, 303, Penn State...Considered a natural pass rusher from the interior of the defense who will compete for time as a rotational guy. - The Sports Xchange
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04/28/13 - Along with Michael, Seattle selected Penn State defensive tackle Jordan Hill in the third round with the No. 87 overall pick. At 6-1 and 303 pounds, Hill earned first-team, All-Big 10 honors in 2012, finishing with a career-high 64 tackles, 4.5 sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss. Carroll said that Hill fills a position of need at defensive tackle, and will be used in passing situations as an interior pass rusher. "We've been trying to get more activity inside for our pass rush and all of that," Carroll said. "And this is a guy we thought was one of the best guys in the draft at creating space for himself in pass rushes." - The Sports Xchange
04/28/13 - A closer look at the Seahawks' picks: Round 3/87 - Jordan Hill, DT, 6-1, 303, Penn State...Considered a natural pass rusher from the interior of the defense who will compete for time as a rotational guy. - The Sports Xchange
03/24/13 - 2013 Penn State Pro Day: The Penn State Nittany Lions ran their pro day out of Holuba Hall in front of 22 teams. The interesting quirk about Holuba Hall is the athletes were able to run the 40-yard dash on a slight decline, allowing for faster times. A total of 14 athletes worked out at the Penn State pro day. Jordan Hill, OL (6-1 5/8, 301) - Hill kept most of the results he posted at the combine, but did run the 40-yard dash and did the broad jump. He posted times of 5.06 and 5.02 seconds in the 40, and recorded a 9-foot-3 broad jump. He also had 30-inch vertical leap, and was worked out by a Penn State lineman coach. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
03/16/13 - Hill had his knee scoped after the season ended and opted to stay in State College largely so he could rehab and train for the combine. He injured his left knee late in the season at Purdue and finished the season wearing a brace. His dominant performance against Wisconsin to wrap up his collegiate career made it look like the knee wasn't an issue.
The swelling at the combine caught him a bit by surprise, something he said happened because he was up walking around the days leading up to his workout, participating in team interviews, medical evaluations, psychological testing and media interviews. Hill said he hasn't had the knee drained and doesn't believe it's anything that will hurt his draft stock or limit him on Monday.
Scouts haven't voiced concerns about it and Hill said it wasn't a large part of discussions during team interviews.
"I'm just going through the whole rehab process and just keeping fluid out of my knee and not having it swell up," he said. “It keeps swelling a little bit here and there. Just being up on it three days before we worked out just going from thing to thing walking on it, you know. It's just a little thing. I'm sure I'll be fine." - Audrey Snyder, Penn Live
03/16/13 - Penn State defensive tackle and NFL hopeful Jordan Hill left Indianapolis with some unfinished business. The NFL Scouting Combine interview process went well, the skill drills were fine and most of the results were where he anticipated he'd be. His 5.23 second 40-yard dash was the one event he wasn't pleased with, though Hill said his time in the 10-yard dash pleased scouts. For defensive tackles the 10-yard dash is a better measurement of the type of position work they do, which is why Hill won't run the 40-yard dash again at Penn State's pro day on Monday.
Hill plans to participate in only the position drills at Monday's event, just as a way of showing teams one last glimpse of his play. Hill had a formal interview with the St. Louis Rams at the combine and said he was slowed during his combine workout because of swelling in his left knee. “I'm still not at 100 percent or anything like that,” Hill said. “But through the interview process I got a lot of good feedback. Just going through the defensive line drills a lot of people were surprised with how well I could actually move.” - Audrey Snyder, Penn Live