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Ronnie Hillman had a very productive final two seasons of his college career at San Diego State, totaling 3,243 rushing yards and 36 touchdowns on the ground. leading the Denver Broncos to draft him in the third round of this past April's draft as they look to add skill position talent around newly signed quarterback Peyton Manning.
Hillman does not have terrific size (5'9", 200 lbs.) and was not very productive as a pass receiver in college (33 receptions in 2010 and 2011 combined), so he will not immediately step in as an every down back at the NFL level, and the Broncos will not ask him to with Willis McGahee, Knowshon Moreno and Lance Ball also in the mix for playing time.
There have been some reports the Broncos expect Hillman to become an immediate contributor as a rookie, but he reportedly was behind the other three backs in the pecking order during the team's recent minicamp. So, what can fantasy football owners expect from Hillman in 2012?
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The Broncos used a 3rd round pick on Ronnie Hillman and while many expect him to serve as a change of pace back behind and the primary backup to Willis McGahee, the Denver Post is reporting that Hillman is currently buried in the depth chart and was the 4th running back to get reps in minicamp behind McGahee, Lance Ball, and Mario Fannin.
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The Denver Broncos concluded their final session of a four-day offseason minicamp on Thursday. Here are some quick hits on today’s events:
Participation report — Offensive guard Chris Kuper (ankle) and tight end Julius Thomas (ankle) did not practice and kicker Matt Prater (seeking a new contract) was not present.
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Confession: I have a source that has provided me with certain NFL game film for years. Not unfiltered access, but enough to get a different perspective on the games.
I can tell you that game film and what you see on your TV is totally different.
While this info has flown under the radar, I would suggest fans take advantage of this before the NFL changes their mind.