Kenny Hill impresses NFL scouts

Hill could put up Heisman-caliber numbers this season. Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images

COLUMBIA, S.C.-- On Thursday night, Kenny Hill, the Texas A&M quarterback whom a lot of people assumed wouldn't be the starting quarterback, put on the kind of performance that a lot of people also assumed wouldn't be seen much from the Aggies this season.

After all, Johnny Manziel is in the past, right? And Kyle Allen is the future, right? The answers to those questions are "yes" and "more than likely," but for now, Hill is the present. With all due respect to the Heisman Trophy-winning, finger-rubbing Cleveland Browns backup, the present is actually a much more natural fit for coach Kevin Sumlin's spread offense.

Don't take my word for it. Take the word of the 13 NFL scouts in attendance at the Aggies' 52-28 win at South Carolina to open the season.