LSU’s Hill latest SEC player to go pro

Add Jeremy Hill to the list of SEC players heading to the NFL.

Hill has been one of the best backs in the SEC — his early season dual with Georgia’s Todd Gurley provided a lively topic for discussion on this blog in September — and has decided to leave LSU after his sophomore season.

Hill changed his mind after initially it was thought he’d stay in school, but now he joins DTs Anthony Johnson and Ego Ferguson, and WRs Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham in the early draft list.

Saturday Down South has a list of all the SEC’s early entrees into the NFL draft.

Even though Hill is a sophomore in eligibility, he graduated high school three years ago and sat out the 2011 football season while dealing with legal issues resulting from an alleged sexual assault on a 14-year-old girl earlier that year. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. Hill also was arrested for punching a man outside a bar last April.

Hill led LSU with 755 yards and 12 TDs as a freshman in 2012 and with 1,423 yards and 16 TDs this year.

He will be considered one of the top RBs in a draft that includes Auburn’s Tre Mason, Baylor’s Lache Seastrunk, Washington’s Bishop Sankey, Florida State’s Devonta Freeman, UCF’s Storm Johnson, and don’t forget, Alabama State’s Isaiah Crowell, which I wrote about here.

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Howard

January 19th, 2014
4:55 pm

Jeremy Hill certainly has the pre-requisite credentials for playing in the NFL…thug with a criminal background.

bad moon

January 17th, 2014
6:14 pm

Lets see Hill and Crowell. Is it a draft or ‘jail break’?

tigerNow

January 14th, 2014
9:34 pm

no big deal—lsu’s loaded at RB—mark this down—lsu wins the sEC west and beats uga for the title!!

only a matter a time

January 13th, 2014
9:30 pm

Good luck J Hill. Thanks for putting in work. Don’t cry for the Bayou Bengals. The number one RB in the country is coming next year to go with the other backs they already have in place. It ain’t pretty in the SEC West. You don’t have time to cry over a departure. LSU just pumps the gun and gets another bullet.

Forest Gump's Half Brother

January 13th, 2014
5:52 pm

J Hill has proven he is ready for the NFL, and he has proven he knows how to throw a sucker punch.

Good Player but a horrible person to have in your program. LSU just seems to have a great deal of baggage and internal issues in their program but to the Tiger fans it all seems normal.

One has to wonder when the implosion in Baton Rouge takes place.

bwell13

January 13th, 2014
5:42 pm

For some reason… I feel if LSU had not lost so many to last year draft (underclassman) and now loosing skill players to this yr, draft, even though its not a lot leaving but still. LSU could have been playing for the National championship instead of Auburn.

Paddy.....

January 13th, 2014
5:16 pm

Is IC considered a top 1st 5 round pick?