Three-technique tackle Jordan Hill was the first Penn Stater off the board yesterday, drafted in the 3rd round (87th overall, 25th in that round) by the Seahawks (see the brief announcement here). He was, by most counts, an unexpected pick but one that most Hawks fans seem to be on board with (especially after seeing his monstrous tape versus Wisconsin).
Hill will join fellow Nittany Lion Michael Robinson in Seattle (Deon Butler was traded in the offseason). Personally, I like to think that my write up of his draft potential led to him being drafted in the third when many projected Hill to the fourth or later.
For more on Hill's selection:
SBN's Seahawks blog, Field Gulls, talks the selection--and much of the comments are along the lines of, "I didn't know who the heck this guy is, but after his tape, woooo boy!"
MyNorthWest calls Hill's selection "important" for the Hawks.
The official Seahawks page is gushing about the pick.
Hill's expected to be an impact player immediately, according to the Seahawks draft blog.
Coach Pete Carroll loved what he saw from Hill, according to Philly.com.
Lastly, the Fansided Seahawks blog, 12th Man Rising, likes what they see, calling Hill a "very good pass rusher". Well, duh.
We'll have more on Hill and any other Nittany Lion players picked as the draft goes on.
Congratulations, Jordan, and best of luck to you on the west coast!
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