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What should we expect from Mississippi State running back Kylin Hill?

Following a breakout year, Hill is set make a statement as an upperclassmen.

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Through 11 games in sophomore campaign, Hill proved himself as a hybrid weapon, as in today’s era, backs are relied upon in both the running and receiving game. Hill will be a focal point of the Bulldogs’ offense, as Coach Joe Moorhead should utilize him in multiple schemes. Per last season’s stat line that reads 734 yards rushing on 117 attempts with an average of 6.3 yards a carry, coupled with 22 receptions for 176 yards with an average of eight yards a catch having resulted in eight total touchdowns, four rushing and four receiving, Hill’s numbers are sure to skyrocket come fall.

While there will be a new face at quarterback, Hill will have to adjust. A formidable back can be deemed a requirement in the SEC. Defenses are only getting better and will have a plan for Hill. That said, his hybrid talent is sure to be a headache for opposing coordinators.

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Now an upperclassman, he must embrace a leadership role. Additionally, Moorhead, an offensive savant, is in year two and has something to prove, as Hill will be a major component in his second go round with Mississippi State. However, the jury is still out on Hill’s ability to take the reigns as the Bulldogs’ primary back. Having said that, his skillset fits the bill. Look for Hill to be a major player in the SEC and garner nationwide attention.

Hail State!