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Deshaun Hill

S | (5-11, 200, 4.6) | USC
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Missed senior season in high school because of a broken leg. Fifth-year senior in '02. Played one year at Long Beach Community College before coming to USC. Redshirted in 1999 after the fourth game (he appeared in only three) because of a sprained back. Started five games at free safety in '00 and the last three games in '01 after Antuan Simmons moved to cornerback. Had 39 tackles, five passes broken up and two picks in '00 and 42-1-2 in '01. Recorded 54-8-2 and two forced fumbles in '02. Also had a sack, a fumble recovery and two forced fumbles. Named second-team All-Pac 10.

Positives: Good football intelligence and tackler. Has adequate size, speed, strength and range. Quick feet. Smart. Tough.

Negatives: Lacks speed in man coverage. Not a big hitter. Struggles in zone coverage. Lacks experience. Needs reps.

Summary: A FS-type who was overshadowed by Troy Polamalu at USC. Could develop as a decent safety in the right system but has a long way to go before he comes close to playing like his idol, Mark Carrier.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.