Lavert Hill, CB, Michigan
Cornerback Lavert Hill, who hails from Michigan, is another interesting signing. He earned back-to-back first-team All-Big Ten honors in 2018 and 2019, and for good reason, too. He is one of just four players in Michigan history to record multiple pick-sixes, is tied for sixth in pass breakups at the university, and is known for his man coverage. He’s no Emmitt Thomas, but can deliver quite the punch despite his lacking frame (5’10”, 190 pounds).
Hill was initially thought to be a Day 2 pick (Round 2-3) in the 2019 NFL Draft, but forewent the draft and decided to play another year collegiate. This ended up clearly costing him, as his stock fell dramatically leading to his undrafted status.
For an outside corner, Hill rather small and has been known for his excessive grabbing downfield which will be an issue for the Chiefs, as the team saw its fair share of pass interference penalties last season. Working with the Chiefs’ defensive staff, Hill will need to take to coaching on a few things, but he has real potential to work his way toward making the 53-man roster.
Hill had a PFF grade of 71 or higher in 2017, 2018 and 2019; he also had a tackling grade of 83 or higher in 2018 and 2019.