With Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones sidelined from practice with a hamstring injury, 2021 seventh-round draft pick Kylin Hill has been getting reps with the first-string offense and has reportedly been turning heads in training camp.
With Aaron Jones currently out, rookie 7th-round pick Kylin Hill took some reps with the No. 1 offense yesterday. Start of preseason games will start to define the competition at No. 3 RB. pic.twitter.com/dynX0DvnQG— Mike Spofford (@mikespofford) August 10, 2021
Amari Rodgers takes a handoff and cuts up field. Not much there.— Andy Herman (@AndyHermanNFL) August 10, 2021
Rodgers has all day to throw off play action but nowhere to go. Defense had great coverage.
Nice run by Kylin Hill. And then another one. Packers found a gem in Kylin Hill. His vision is and his cuts are $$$.
The rookie is vying to make Green Bay’s final 53-man roster and appears to be a strong candidate for the role of third-string running back and kickoff returns.
The versatile former Mississippi State running back put his name on the map for the Bulldogs in 2019, earning First Team All-SEC honors in a season where he had 242 touches for 1,350 yards (5.6 ypc) and 10 rushing touchdowns. Right before his senior season in 2020, he also became widely for his role in helping spur the removal of the Confederate battle emblem from the Mississippi state flag.
Hill is expected to get plenty of run in the Packers’ preseason opener against the Houston Texans on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET where he will continue to compete with Dexter Williams and Patrick Taylor for the third-string job.