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High Noon Highlights(2/13): Justice Hill scouting report

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Justice Hill scouting report:

NFL Mocks, the Fansided Blog dedicated to the NFL Draft, wrote up a scouting report on former Oklahoma State running back Justice Hill. While this isn’t one of the best, Hill stands out and the site see Hill late day two or early on day 3.

Strengths: Productive back from the moment he stepped on campus with almost 1,200 total scrimmage yards during his freshman season in 2016…An elusive back with enough wiggle to make defenders miss in one-on-one situations…Strong cutback ability, will establish his plant leg with authority and cuts back effectively…Good balance as a runner between the tackles, despite not being a physical runner…Displays the ability to get north/south when the opportunity presents itself…When Hill finds green grass, he has the burst to get past defenders and create a long gain/touchdowns…Pass protection is decent and there is room to improve but Hill exhibits effort in that aspect which coaches will appreciate.

Weaknesses: Upright running style can lead to ball handling issues at the next level…An undersized back by NFL standards in today’s game, will have questions regarding his workload going forward…While he recorded 49 career catches, Hill does not have the most reliable hands in the pass catching department…Shows a burst but does not have top-end speed and can get tracked down by defenders. {NFL Mocks}

SB Nation’s Chicago Bears site, Windy City Gridiron, also sees Hill as a player to watch for Day 3 of the NFL draft.

Hill is currently grading out as a late fourth-round pick, which would make him a perfect target for the Bears early on Day 3. His running style would make him fit right in in Chicago’s scheme.

Mike Boynton feels the support:

Despite all the struggles for the second-year head coach, Mike Boynton still feel like he has a lot of people that are in his corner. He also has had to rely on that support for mentors that he has had to go through throughout this season.

“I think everybody is still very supportive,” Boynton said. “It’s obviously a unique season in a lot of ways, but I haven’t gotten the sense that anyone’s — no one’s happy that we’re not winning right now, but I think they understand where we are and how we got here and that we’re doing things to try to get us back to where we can have sustainable success over a period of time because we do things the right way along the ride.”{The Oklahoman}

Spring practice schedule:

With the spring game on April 20, spring football practice will begin in just under a month. Robert Allen with shared the details of that schedule .

The first week of spring practice will begin on Monday, March 11 with the Cowboys NFL Pro Day on Tuesday, March 12 starting in the morning at the weight room in the West End Zone and then moving over for the 40, agility drills, and position specific work in the Sherman Smith Training Center. Pro Day is also closed to all but participants, NFL teams’ staff, OSU staff, family and friends of participants, and credentialed media. The Cowboys will also practice on Wednesday and Thursday, March 13 and 14 before leaving for spring break.{}

Some OSU Wrestling talk:

Flo Wrestling radio gave fans some insight into No. 2 OSU. Cowboys coach John Smith has changed up the lineup at the upper weights due to the return of Preston Weigel at 197 pounds. The conversation starts at around 41:00.

Matt Wolff is No. 3 in the World:

Matt Wolff’s career just keeps getting better. After setting OSU golf records this week, he has moved up to No. 3 in the world in the amateur golf rankings.

Bonus: A pupdate on Milo the dog:

Milo is the cutest pupper and the OSU Vet Med program deserves a lot of props for getting his paws a straitened out.