Saints’ Taysom Hill, 72 OVR: Middling but very accurate
Madden ranked Taysom Hill as a tight end and gave him a 72 overall rating, tying him for 38th among all tight ends. It’s sad, but true.
Hill played out his little experiment at quarterback and will now move into a tight end role along with the occasional trick play. His 72 rating accurately reflects his pass-catching ability and feels very on the nose, especially given how difficult it is to judge a versatile player like Hill.
It may be worth noting that Hill’s speed rating is in the 90s, making him just one of four tight ends to boast blazing fast acceleration (Darren Waller and Kyle Pitts also have 90 or high speed ratings).
While Hill’s effectiveness at tight end has yet to be seen this season, a fair comparison in the league would be Washington Commanders’ Logan Thomas, who entered the NFL as a quarterback and has since developed into a starting tight end.
Thomas received an overall rating of 78 and scores higher than Hill in a few categories: awareness, catching ability, and carrying.
Hill would do well to try to model his game after that of Thomas to make a successful transition to tight end — it seems very feasible for Hill to reach around an 80 rating if he impresses at the position in 2022. Best of luck.