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Giants draft NC State DT B.J. Hill at No. 69


The Giants have selected NC State DT B.J. Hill with the 69th pick:

With the fifth pick in the third round (69th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected N.C. State defensive tackle B.J. Hill. Here are five things to know about the new Giant:

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1. Hill played in 51 games with 44 starts for N.C. State, recording 187 tackles, 26.5 for loss, 9.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, and 10 passes defensed. He played alongside edge rusher Bradley Chubb, the fifth overall pick by the Broncos on Thursday night.

  1. scouting report: Athletic interior lineman. His movement is natural and fairly smooth. Gets a good jump on play directions. Plays with desired anticipation and initial snap quickness. Instincts are above average. Shows good recognition of pre-snap movement and blocking schemes. Does a good job of recognizing cut attempts, stuffing them and sliding down the line after the ball. Has played a higher percentage of snap counts for a defensive tackle for three years. Shows good upper body turn to help him get around blocker's edge. Has good tackle production and makes tackles near line of scrimmage or down the field.
  1. Combine measurements:

Height: 6'3"
Weight: 311 lbs.
Arms: 33"
Hands 10 5/8"

Bench press: 35 reps (T-3rd among DL)
40-yard dash: 4.99 sec.
Vertical jump: 26.5"
Broad jump: 101"
3-cone drill: 7.28 sec.
20-yard shuttle: 4.53 sec.

  1. Hill became a full-time starter as a sophomore in 2015. In his final season, Hill racked up 57 tackles, 5.5 for loss, 3.0 sacks and one forced fumble, earning All-ACC honorable mention honors and an invite to the Senior Bow.
  1. A native of Oakboro, N.C., Hill was a three-star recruit out of West Stansly, where he played defensive end and fullback. He was also a star basketball player.
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