Jay Glazer is tweeting, twittering, err...he's announcing that the Atlanta Falcons have acquired CB Tye Hill from the St. Louis Rams. Hill was a former 1st-round pick who was just sent packing from the Rams for a seventh-rounder. Uh, can you say depreciation?
From the chrome-domed one who can kick your ass:
i'm reporting the falcons have just traded 7th rd pick for Rams' former 1st rd CB Tye Hill. ATL looking to upgrade wherever they can on def
SB Nation blog The Falcoholic has more on the story.
Hill is a cautionary tale in many ways. Picked 15th overall by the Rams back in 2006, he made the Pro Football Writers of America's All-Rookie Team, but has largely struggled to stay on the field since then. He ended both 2007 and 2008 on injured reserve, and his play when he was on the field rarely approached any kind of sustained excellence. For his three-year career in St. Louis, Hill picked 4 passes, deflected 13 and came up with 105 tackles. Those aren't eye-popping numbers, and now you know why the Rams were willing to swap a seventh rounder for the guy.
SB Nation blog Turf Show Times tells the story from a Rams' perspective.
And so the Tye Hill saga enters a second chapter somewhere else.
...[for] a seventh round pick, which should tell you much about how the new [Rams] coaching staff saw Hill in their plans.