The Los Angeles Chargers have selected wide receiver K.J. Hill out of Ohio State with the 220th pick in the NFL draft.
Hill leaves Ohio State after becoming the school’s all-time leader in receptions, breaking David Boston’s record. He contributed as a redshirt freshman with 18 catches for 262 yards and a touchdown back in 2016. As a sophomore, he took a step forward with 56 catches for 549 yards and three touchdowns. He earned his first All-Big Ten Honorable Mention honor as a junior when he corralled a career-high 70 catches for 885 yards and six scores in 14 games. This past season, Hill led the team with 57 catches for 636 yards and 10 trips to the end zone in 14 games with nine starts.
Hill was invited to the Reese’s Senior Bowl where he put on a phenomenal performance creating consistent separation against defensive backs and hauling in impressive snags throughout the week. NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein gave Hill a fourth-round grade, so being able to pick Hill this late in the draft was a huge win.
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Chargers 2020 draft picks:
Round 1, (pick 6): - Justin Herbert from Oregon
Round 1, (pick 23): Kenneth Murray from Oklahoma
Round 4, (pick 112): Joshua Kelley from UCLA
Round 5, (pick 151): Joe Reed from Virginia
Round 6 (pick 186): Alohi Gilman from Notre Dame
Round 7 (pick 220): K.J. Hill from Ohio State
2020 NFL draft schedule:
ABC, ESPN and NFL Network will televise the draft.
Saturday, April 25
9 a.m. PT (Rounds 4 and 5 - five minutes per pick; Round 7 - four minutes per pick)