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One of the last few players to leave the green room, wide receiver Stephen Hill was extremely elated when his name was called 43rd overall by the New York Jets, a team that traded up four spots with the Seattle Seahawks to get him.
The 6-4, 215-pound product is a very raw receiver after operating in Georgia Tech’s triple-option offense.
A big, physical receiver, Hill had just 28 receptions last season, but also averaged over 29 yards a pop.
Hill’s Achilles Heel could be a blessing in disguise, as his experience in Tech’s attack has helped make him the “second-best blocking wide receiver in this draft,” according to Mike Mayock of NFL Network.
“I got an old nickname reincarnated — and we’re gonna call him Thrill Hill,” Mayock added.
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That’s not the only way his weakness becomes a strength for Gang Green, either.
The team has said it plans to utilize more gadget play calls with Tim Tebow.
“If Tebow’s in the game in that offense, there’s a lot of
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A person familiar with the deal says the New York Jets and second-round draft pick Stephen Hill have agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth just under $5 million.
The Jets traded with the Seattle Seahawks to move up four spots and took the speedy wide receiver from Georgia Tech. The first two years of the deal are fully guaranteed, with a total of just over $2.9 million in...
Florham Park, N.J. - Going into this offseason the goal of the front office was to not only improve the overall talent on the team, but to add speed as well. With the way the league has changed over the past few years the Jets knew they had to get younger and faster and they achieved that goal with each of their first three picks, but it was with their second pick, the one they...
The New York Jets have swapped 2nd round picks with Seattle to select WR Stephen Hill out of Georgia Tech. Hill gives the Jets the deep threat their offense has been lacking at Wide Receiver since the departure of Braylon Edwards.
At 6’4″ 215 lbs, Hill is an athletic freak, having run a 4.36 40-yard dash at the combine, which is remarkable considering his size.
A big play specialist...
Jets drafted Stephen Hill 43rd overall
The New York Jets traded up to the 43rd position of the NFL draft to draft Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill. Here he is below being selected by the Jets at the draft.
This pick is surely going to excited New York Jets fans with a hope for a more explosive offense, because that’s exactly what Stephen Hill provides, EXPLOSION. Hill...
Head on over to the ACC’s Draft Central to get some last minute draft information on your favorite ACC draft hopeful.
I’m particuarly interested to see if Stephen Hill becomes Georgia Tech’s second WR to become a first round pick coming out of the triple option offense.
Anyways you’ll find me at @TalkinACCSports on twitter this evening chatting up the the NFL draft which...
Stephen Hill certainly has high expectations.
The New York Jets' speedy second-round pick out of Georgia Tech says Saturday that he modeled his game after Denver's Demaryius Thomas, also a former Yellow Jackets star, but agreed with comparisons to Calvin Johnson, and ''if I could go old school: Jerry Rice.'' That came a day after Joey Clinkscales, the Jets...
Aaron Wilson of Profootball.scout.com reports he is already hearing rumors about the Rams getting calls for their first pick tonight. Teams are interested in Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill. Source: The Redzone Attached Thumbnails
Jets draft picks, Left: Stephen Hill, Right: Quinton Coples
The 2012 NFL Draft is officially complete and the New York Jets have restocked on talent with 8 new players. Below is a list of the players the Jets drafted, their overall draft positions and Twitter accounts that you can follow (via TJB).
1st Round (16): Quinton Coples (No account … yet)
2nd Round (43): Stephen...
With Alabama’s Trent Richardson and Oklahoma State’s Brandon Weeden being the latest additions to the Cleveland Browns, focus turns to the second round where the team will look to address additional needs.
Per ESPN’s Mel Kiper and Scouts Inc’s Todd McShay, the sites have officially been set on the wide receiver position as both analysts feel the Browns will select Georgia...
The New York Jets acquired quarterback Tim Tebow from the Denver Broncos with the intention of putting together special packages with him running a wildcat/option-type offense. Bringing in a big, speedy target with the kind of straight-line speed Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill has only furthers the notion that the Jets want to give Tebow every opportunity to take Mark Sanchez’s...
Having had time to digest that Buffalo went with a cornerback in the first round, I've started to pour over the remaining players looking to see if GM Buddy Nix was right about the depth still available in areas of need. I won't lie, it was a little disappointing to see all those trades (New England traded up twice in the first round) and not hear the Bills involved in one...
The New York Jets needed to add some speed to their receiving corps this offseason and with their selection of Georgia Tech WR Stephen Hill, they did just that. There is no denying the speed that Hill possesses but he has a very limited college career and finished last season with just 28 receptions.
New York Jets vice president of scouting compares Hill to another large, physical...
The St. Louis Rams passed on the likes of LSU’s Rueben Randle, Stephen Hill out of Georgia Tech and South Carolina’s Alshon Jeffery with the first pick in the second round (33rd overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft.
However, wide receiver Brian Quick, one of the team’s pre-draft visitors, received first-round grades from several NFL area scouts.
Quick, an unheralded long-armed small...
2nd round 3rd round 33. St. Louis Rams- WR Stephen Hill (Georgia Tech)Stephen Hill’s upside is off the charts, but no one wanted to take the risk in the 1st round. He won’t last long in the 2nd round. The Rams are building for the future with 2 first round picks in 2013 and 2014. They desperately need wide receiver help for Sam Bradford and they can afford to wait on Hill. If...