October 6, 2012; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions defensive tackle Jordan Hill (47) looks on during the game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
Victory Bell Rings represents the Penn State Nittany Lions for FanSided and measured up the newest Seattle Seahawk before the draft even began. It seems like Hill was rated (149 by CBS Sports) quite a bit lower than he ended up going (87) but as Pete Carroll and John Schneider pointed out:
"He was the best player on our board at a position we were looking to fill. He’s just a tremendously explosive player, we feel."
It’s no surprise that Hill is a ‘surprise’ to most at the time he was taken. Carroll and Schneider have made a habbit out of taking ‘their guy’ when the time comes and they aren’t afraid to do it early so that he is secure. VBR provided us a snippet of their thoughts on the Penn State 2012 defensive co-captian (for the full article click the link above):
"Any team that drafts Hill is most likely getting a rotational player, but don’t write him off just yet. Hill was only a 2-star recruit out of high school and used his work ethic and on-the-field motor to earn his place on a NFL roster. There is no doubt in anyone who watched him over the past four years he could continue to prove the experts wrong at the next level. I’m looking forward to seeing Jordan Hill playing on Sunday for many years."
I hope the draft experts are looking forward to being proven wrong, yet again!