Brandon Hill Clocks Fastest 40 Time for Safety at the NFL Combine
It isn’t just Calijah Kancey who’s leading the way for his position group at the NFL Combine anymore, not after Brandon Hill’s dominant 40-yard dash showing.
Hill said Thursday that there wasn’t one individual area he was really excited about competing in since he planned to show out in each and every one of them. But he still put on a show in the 40-yard dash.
He clocked a 4.43 official 40-yard dash time, with a 1.50 10-yard split, leading the way for all safeties in Indianapolis for the NFL Combine.
That's a great first time for @Pitt_FB DB Brandon Hill (4.44u).
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40-yard dash: 4.43
10-yard split: 1.50
In four seasons at Pitt, he racked up 172 tackles (91 solo), three tackles for loss, three interceptions, 12 pass breakups, three forced fumbles, two recoveries and two defensive touchdowns.
Hill broke out as a star safety in 2021, earning All-ACC second-team honors for his efforts, racking up 71 tackles (38 solo), a tackle for loss, two interceptions, five pass breakups, a forced fumble and a recovery.
While his 2022 impact wasn’t as apparent (67 tackles, two pass breakups and a fumble returned for a touchdown), opposing quarterbacks didn’t throw Hill’s way in coverage as often. Over the last two seasons, Hill racked up 1,503 defensive snaps.
A strong week at the Combine for Hill could go a long way in hearing his name called at the 2023 NFL Draft in April.