When former Suwannee Bulldog Trysten Hill declared for the NFL draft in January, he began to draw plenty of attention after an impressive three-year career at the University of Central Florida.
The 2016 SHS graduate has seen his draft stock continue to rise since January with his performance at the NFL combine.
Now, it’s very likely that Hill will be taken in the 2019 NFL Draft, which starts tonight at 8 p.m. with Round 1, continues Friday with Rounds 2 and 3 and concludes Saturday with Rounds 4-7.
Hill, a 6-foot-3, 308-pound defensive tackle, has been projected by many to be taken in the third round. Some, including The Athletic writer Zac Jackson (Note: The Athletic is a subscription site), have predicted Hill will go late in the second round.
Hill recorded 71 tackles in three seasons at UCF, including 36 tackles and three sacks in his junior year.
Prior to his junior season, Hill was named to the Chuck Bednarik Award watch list as one of the top defensive players in the country.
Chad Reuter, a draft analyst for NFL.com, has predicted Hill will be taken in the third round at pick No. 75 for the Green Bay Packers.
Chris Trapasso, an NFL draft writer for CBSSports.com, also predicts Hill will go in the third round, but to Denver.
The Cowboys have a second-round pick (No. 58), a third-round pick (No. 90), two fourth-round picks (128, 136), a fifth-round pick (165) and a seventh-round pick at 241.
Dane Brugler with The Athletic also has Hill going to Dallas, adding that, "Hill is quick to pounce off the snap and moves more like a linebacker than a 308-pound defensive tackle.”