Mississippi State’s Kylin Hill is on the short list of senior running backs who’ll be most coveted in next year’s NFL Draft according to NFL.com analyst and former Dallas Cowboys executive Gil Brandt.
Brandt took to Twitter on Monday and released his top senior quarterback and running back prospects for next year’s draft. Hill was one of eight running backs listed by Brandt, along with Clemson’s Travis Etienne, Michigan’s Chris Evans, Oklahoma State’s Chuba Hubbard, Alabama’s Najee Harris, Missouri’s Larry Rountree III and Louisiana’s Elijah Mitchell and Trey Ragas.
It comes as little surprise that Hill would be considered so highly. The Columbus, Mississippi, native heads into the 2020 season as one of new MSU head coach Mike Leach’s most proven offensive weapons.
Hill had an SEC-best eight different games with 100 or more yards of rushing in 2019. He led the league in rushing yardage over the course of the regular season. He’ll no doubt be a huge part of the State offense again as they implement Leach’s air-raid style.
Hill had originally stated that he planned to enter this past year’s NFL Draft. However he eventually backed away from that decision and announced he was returning to Mississippi State for his senior campaign.
“Mississippi State University means so much to me,” Hill said in a statement in January. “When I stepped off the field after the final game of the season (in December), I thought it was my last time in maroon and white. After careful consideration, I’ve decided to return to Mississippi State for my senior season. I’m thankful and blessed for these last three years, but I’m also excited for the opportunity to play my final season in the Coach Leach era of Mississippi State football and continue the pursuit of my degree. There’s some unfinished business to take care of with my brothers. The work has already begun. Let’s ride.”