Packers: Kylin Hill impresses again with 12-yard TD vs. Jets
Kylin Hill has scored yet another touchdown for the Packers in the preseason.
Rookie running back Kylin Hill is having an impressive summer, and he’s strengthened his grip on the RB3 job in the Green Bay Packers‘ preseason game against the New York Jets.
After scoring the Packers’ only touchdown of the night a week ago against the Houston Texans, Hill put up the team’s first points tonight in the game versus the Jets. He found the end zone on the Packers’ second drive of the evening.
Down in the red zone, Hill broke a tackle and sprinted to the edge before running down the sideline, breaking another tackle and fighting his way into the end zone.
Hill has been a standout performer throughout training camp, showcasing his abilities as a runner but even more so as a receiver. He entered camp in a positional battle for the number three job behind Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon, but that’s as good as his now.
Hill has done a good job of translating his impressive work on the practice field into big plays in the preseason.
His 12-yard score came on his first rushing attempt of the night.
Second-year AJ Dillon impressed with 28 yards from only four carries while also making two catches for 12 yards. But with Dillon’s night possibly over now as the Packers rest him for the remainder of the game, Hill should see plenty of opportunities in the backfield.
So far, Green Bay’s seventh-round pick has not only shown why he deserves to be the RB3 this season, but why Matt LaFleur should put him out there often in the regular season. He can help this offense in year one.