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JetNation 2022 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Daxton Hill, S, Michigan

Daxton Hill

S, Michigan, #30

 

Measureables

Height: 6002

Weight: 191

Hand Size: 948

Arm Size: 3228

Wingspan: 7928

2022 NFL Scouting Combine

40-Yard Dash: 4.38

Vertical Jump: 37

Broad Jump: 10’ 2”

3-Cone Drill: 6.57

Bench Press: —

 

Film Study

Games Watched: W. Michigan 2021, Washington 2021, Rutgers 2021

  • Man Coverage: ++
  • Zone Coverage: ++
  • Instincts: ++
  • Change of Direction: ++
  • Ball Skills: +
  • Tackling: ++
  • Versatility: ++
  • Size/Length: ++
  • Lateral Mobility/Athleticism: ++
  • Football IQ: ++

 

Summary

Daxton Hill was a 3-year player for Michigan, playing in 32 total games for the Wolverines. Throughout his college career, Hill was used at slot corner (580 snaps in 2021, per PFF), perimeter corner (19 snaps), free safety (80 snaps), and box safety (132 snaps). His versatility coupled with his athleticism allow him to match up against bigger slot players, as well as play the deep safety role over the top. He is a very good tackler, with incredible click and close to trigger downhill on the ball. Hill played both man and zone at Michigan, so scheme specificity is not an issue. He also has high-level instincts, able to read and diagnose a play quickly and react the correct way.

The Jets have a glaring hole at the safety position, and, despite what many believe about the secondary, is arguably a more important need in Robert Saleh’s defense. Daxton Hill is a player that provides a “swiss-Army knife” dynamic into a defense, being used at the leisure of the defensive coordinator. The Jets could, however, ask him to do one specific job in New York (Saleh preaches putting the “players on repeat”), and he would be an immediate starter at whichever position they chose. While there is hope he could be there at 35th overall, it is likely that the Jets would likely need to trade up into the backend of Round 1 to get him.

This Article Was Written By Dylan Tereman

Dylan Tereman

I was born and raised in New Jersey, just recently moving to Spartanburg, SC. I am 23 and have been a Jets fan since I was 6. Through all the peaks and valleys, I am proud to be a fan of the Green & White and I’m excited to contribute to JetNation in anyway I can.