OSU's Justice Hill selected by Baltimore
After watching a string of running backs go off the board in the middle of the third round Friday night, Oklahoma State’s Justice Hill finally heard his name called Saturday morning.
The Baltimore Ravens picked Hill with the 11th selection of the fourth round, No. 113 overall.
Hill, who entered the NFL Draft after his true junior season, battled injuries late last year and did not play in OSU’s final three games, but rushed for 930 yards on 158 carries, averaging 5.9 yards per carry with nine touchdowns.
He impressed scouts with his brief but impactful showing at the NFL Combine. He ran the fastest 40-yard dash among running backs at 4.40 seconds.
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“The Baltimore Ravens are building a track team,” one NFL Network analyst joked after the selection, referencing Hill joining speedy former Oklahoma receiver Marquise Brown among the Ravens’ selections in the draft.
For his career, Hill had 3,539 yards on 632 attempts with 30 touchdowns, each ranking in the top eight in the OSU history books. His 98.3 yards per game ranks fourth and 5.6 per carry is eighth.
Hill joins a team looking for answers at running back. Last month, the Ravens signed veteran Mark Ingram, a power runner who could complement Hill's speed.