This year I wrote the player rankings and evaluations for the USA Today 2012 NFL Draft magazine. It's on newsstands now and available online here. Leading up to the draft, I'll be reprinting some of my quick reports here.
Ronnie Hillman, San Diego State
Height: 5'10, Weight: 190 pounds
Strengths: A two-year sensation for San Diego State. Has good quickness and speed when there is an open lane. Elusive in the open field and routinely makes tacklers miss. Good hands in the pass game. Like a poor man's Jamaal Charles, if he's willing to put in the effort to get better.
Weaknesses: Dances around behind the line of scrimmage too much. Won’t be able to run between the tackles in the NFL like he did in college. Has fumble issues. Slight fame. Will likely have to start his pro career in a situational and special teams roles. Below-average and inexperienced as a blocker.