Jourdan Lewis became the first member of Michigan’s vaunted secondary selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, and his buddy Delano Hill joined him shortly after that.
The Seattle Seahawks drafted Hill with the No. 95 pick in the third round of the draft Friday night in Philadelphia. That was three spots after Lewis went to the Dallas Cowboys.
A Detroit native and Cass Tech alum, Hill started 26 of the 46 games he played in during his four seasons at Michigan. Big Ten coaches made him a second-team all-conference selection last season. Hill made 52 tackles, 4.5 for loss, intercepted three passes and forced a fumble as he had the best season of his career after gradually working his way into the lineup.
Hill is not afraid to be physical and play tough against the run, but there are concerns over his coverage abilities at the NFL level. He should be able to contribute to special teams immediately but will have to improve in coverage to get snaps on defense.