2021 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about JUSTIN HILLIARD: Ohio State, 6006 227 4.75. Rotation player, Cincinnati, OH. A part of the Ohio State program for six years and has been an outstanding special team player. Rotated into the linebacker mix as a fourth linebacker in a talented group. Playing outside linebacker in the Ohio State 4-3 he has lined up in the box and as an overhang player. High energy player he explodes downhill on inside runs. Attacks open windows and can make plays in the backfield. Above average lateral agility he can scrape to the alley and make tackles in space. Usually gathers well and drives through tackles. As an overhang player can be physical attacking tight ends and slots with quick hands to stun and separate. Has been used to blitz off the edge and can collapse the pocket when confronted by a back in pass protection. Takes decent zone drops and is physical jamming slots and tight ends. Reroutes and plays the seam well. Has some trouble with multiple routes in zone. He will get over aggressive at times jumping a shallow route and lose the throwing lane on the deeper route in the zone. Has short space mirror ability but tends to bite on double moves. Has some problems with cutbacks working downhill and at times loses leverage on the ball. Inconsistent disengaging from powerful blockers and can get walled off. He has had an injury history which has cost him some playing time including a medical redshirt. Has been an outstanding special team player on coverage units and that will play into his NFL future. Will need to harness his aggressiveness into a more consistent player, but he has some tools to work with. 2020 stats: 33 T, 5 TFL, 1 PBU, 1 FF, 1 INT. Sixth/seventh round. (A-30 3/4, H-9, BP-27, SS-4.39, VJ-34.5).