The Green Bay Packers continue to add to their list of pre-draft visits for the 2019 NFL Draft’s scouting process. Today’s pair of prospects taking visits to Lambeau Field both suit up on the defensive front seven.
The first new player visiting is defensive tackle Trysten Hill, who played his college ball at Central Florida. Hill attended the 2019 Combine in Indianapolis, where he posted an impressive workout for a 6-foot-3, 308-pound tackle; he ran the 40-yard dash in 5.04 seconds and posted a blistering (for his size) 4.38-second time in the short shuttle to go with a solid 7.70-second time in the 3-cone drill. However, his explosion numbers were exceptional, as he recorded a 35-inch vertical and 9-foot-7 broad jump, both top-five numbers for interior defensive linemen.
Hill also flashed some pass-rush ability in his junior season last fall before declaring for the 2019 Draft. He recorded 10.5 tackles for loss and three sacks, both career-highs. Currently, NFL Draft Scout projects Hill as a third- or fourth-round pick. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo first reported news that Hill has already had a private workout with the Packers.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Tom Silverstein later reported on the second recent visitor, who was in the building on Tuesday. That player is Kaden Elliss, a linebacker from Idaho and the son of former NFL defensive lineman and Pro Bowler Luther Elliss. The younger Elliss is listed at 6-foot-2 and 238 pounds, and reportedly could be under consideration as an edge rusher in Green Bay.
Idaho used Elliss on both sides of the football in his career, however. lining him up at tight end on offense as well as at linebacker. He only caught ten passes as a receiver, but did have seven receptions for 156 yards and two touchdowns in 2017. As a defender, however, he was one of the Vandals’ better players, racking up 13 sacks over the past two years. He also picked off a whopping five passes as a sophomore, which perhaps led to the team’s desire to work him in on offense the following season.
According to Silverstein, Elliss ran a 4.62-second 40-yard dash at his Pro Day last week. He is likely a late-round draft pick or a potential undrafted free agent.