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 NFL Draft: Jeremy Hill reportedly leaning towards staying

LSU Tiger star running back Jeremy Hill had a monster performance in the team’s bowl game win over the Iowa Hawkeyes, and Hill was definitely a difference-maker in that game with 216 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries in what was truly a remarkable performance on a big stage. Hill had himself an excellent sophomore season, and it was reported that Hill would likely end up declaring for the 2014 NFL Draft.

That doesn’t appear to be the case, as The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger reports that Hill is “leaning toward” staying with LSU instead of foregoing his junior season for the draft. This is different from what we heard from previous reports, but most of those reports are quite dated, Plus, even though Hill is talented enough to go in the third round of the draft, especially after his 216-yard game against Iowa, it’s best for him to stay in school for another year; he could really use the experience and additional tape.

The source told Dellenger that while Hill hasn’t made an official decision yet, “all signs point to” the bigger back staying with the Tigers for one more season. It is definitely possible that Hill decides to leave LSU as nothing is set in stone, but I honestly think that Hill will end up sticking around for one more year. It’s a very difficult decision for him to make, but another year of refining his skills and becoming even stronger could greatly aid him and his draft stock.

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