Jan 1, 2014; Tampa, Fl, USA; LSU Tigers running back Jeremy Hill (33) is tackled by Iowa Hawkeyes defensive back B.J. Lowery (19) during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Draft Grade: Cincinnati Bengals Select Jeremy Hill

The Cincinnati Bengals selected running back Jeremy Hill with the 55th pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Scheme Fit

There is no such thing as too much talent at any position and as a defensive team the Cincinnati Bengals would be smart to load up at running back.  Jeremy Hill is as close to a complete back as it gets.  He’s big, strong, displays great vision and is deceptively good as a pass catcher.

My Reaction

From a value standpoint I love this pick but I don’t know if the Cincinnati Bengals picked the right offensive position.  I’m of the opinion they need a quarterback to compete with Andy Dalton.  Still, Hill could become an outstanding wingman to Giovani Bernard and perhaps take the offensive load off the shoulders of Dalton.

Grade:  B

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