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Michigan CB Lavert Hill signs as undrafted free agent with Kansas City Chiefs

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Hill’s draft stock took a hit in his senior year, but he now has an NFL opportunity.

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Former Michigan Wolverines cornerback Lavert Hill went undrafted this past weekend, but is heading for an NFL opportunity anyways. According to a report from Yahoo’s Terez Paylor, Hill is set to join the Kansas City Chiefs — who selected U-M DE Mike Danna in the fifth round — as an undrafted free agent.

Hill is a two-time All-Big Ten honoree and was a third-team All-American in 2018 and appeared in 48 games (38 starts) in his four seasons with the Wolverines. He finished his career tied for sixth in pass breakups all-time at the university and is one of four players in Michigan history to have multiple pick-sixes.

Overview (full scouting report here):

Hill was a solid cornerback during his time at Michigan and what always stood out about him was his ability to play well in press coverage. While never an elite playmaking defensive back, he displayed solid playmaking ability and often times seemed to put himself in the right spot to make a play. He could have declared for the 2019 NFL Draft, but decided to come back to Ann Arbor for his senior season and his stock took a bit of hit. He was not bad, but it seemed like he sort of plateaued as a player. Projecting success at the NFL level is a fairly traits-based process and when you watch Hill on film, you see a guy who’s lack of size/strength and top-end speed limiting his potential to make an impact, though. He might benefit from a kick inside to play the slot, but there are still a lot of questions there. If he is going to have chance to contribute, it will be on special teams first and then you see what happens from there.

Michigan saw 10 players selected in the draft this weekend, which is tied for second in the Jim Harbaugh with the 2017 NFL Draft class. We recapped the destinations and players that were selected here.