If there was ever a player that came out of nowhere to make some noise leading up to the 2019 NFL Draft, the Slippery Rock representative running back Wes Hills is it. A running back class that is pretty intriguing for the South Team that includes Temple’s Ryquell Armstead, and Pitt’s Darrin Hall will have most of the attention falling on Hills.
During his time with Slippery Rock this past season, Hills had numerous games registering at least 200 rushing yards and two touchdowns. This 6-foot-2 and 220 pound Wildwood, NJ, native racked up nearly 2,000 total yards and 17 touchdowns in 2018.
Hills is built like a bowling ball and could fit right into the third down and goal line packages for most NFL offenses. His ability to break through the first two or three tacklers running up the middle is a valuable skill that will draw a ton of intrigue in the months leading up to the 2019 NFL Draft.
The appeal surrounding Hills really started during the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, where he received the MVP honors for that game. That effort in the NFLPA Bowl earned Hills the spot in the Senior Bowl this week. He’ll need to prove himself against slightly better competition and a bigger stage and during the game this weekend.