The New York Giants have one of the best safety duos in the NFL in Will Hill and Antrel Rolle, with the former safety being very underrated and the latter overrated. Hill is one of the game’s best coverage safeties, and his youth and talent have kept him on the Giants roster despite suspensions in his first two seasons for violating the league’s PED and substance abuse policy. He’s now facing a third suspension that could cause him to be suspended for the full year, as he has reportedly failed yet another drug test.
In fact, the New York Daily News’s Ralph Vacchiano reports that while Hill unsurprisingly plans to file an appeal to avoid being suspended for an entire season, the Giants are expected to part ways with Hill. He’s quickly made himself one of the league’s biggest headcases due to his lack of discipline, and the Giants should feel like he’s too much of a burden. There’s no doubt in my mind that he’s a very good player, but the Giants have plenty of talent in the secondary (especially after the additions they made this offseason by signing DRC and Walter Thurmond at corner) and don’t need someone who has broken the league’s drug policy in each of his first three seasons.
Just 24, Hill should be able to find his footing elsewhere, because talent ultimately wins out, especially on the low-risk deals that these kinds of players net on the market. Vacchiano reports that the Giants are so irate that they will probably still release Hill even if he wins his appeal, but I’m sure he won’t win it; this guy’s drug history is easy to see. Hill, who played his college ball at Florida, was suspended for Adderall as a rookie and marijuana usage last year.