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Stephen Hill WR Georgia Tech #5
Elite height. Fairly well built; strong enough to fight through press coverage. Elite leaping ability, a serious threat in the red zone. Excellent hands; will come down with some tough catches in traffic. Above-average straight-line speed, especially considering his size; has the ability to stretch the field. Gets up to full speed surprisingly quickly; will blow past cornerbacks if they’re not prepared for his speed. Does a nice job tracking the ball in the air; easily adjusts to poorly thrown balls (and he’s had a lot of practice at this at Georgia Tech). Tough runner after the catch; willing to lower his shoulder and fight for extra yardage. Experience returning kicks. Blocking skills are well above average for a collegiate receiver.
Only expected to run a limited number of routes at Georgia Tech due to their triple-option attack. Route running is somewhat sloppy; not fluid making his cuts and will need to become more crisp and fluid in his movements to excel at the next level. Numbers are misleading; produced a number of big plays, but benefited from timely play calls which took advantage of defenses preparing for the triple-option and forgetting about the pass. Loses focus at times; makes some acrobatic catches, but he’ll drop some very easy ones too.
From a pure raw talent standpoint, Hill is an elite prospect. He has the raw skills necessary to be a true No. 1 at the next level. However, he is very raw. He comes from a triple-option offense which forced him to run a limited array of routes. And even on the routes he did run, he looked sloppy and not very explosive in his cuts. However, the triple-option did develop his running and blocking skills which are both well above average. As a result, if he ever develops his route running skills, he will be the complete package. Hill’s upside should land him in the top 50 picks, and he may even draw consideration in the late 1st round. He’s a risky pick that high, and won’t contribute much as a rookie, but could end up being a steal three years down the road.
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Georgia Tech is the launching pad for big, fast prototypical wide receivers.
That's unusual considering the Yellow Jackets primarily run the option as their base offense, believing in the foundation of the running game.
So, why does Georgia Tech produce so many fast downfield targets?
The latest: Stephen Hill, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound emerging speedster who ran a 4.30 today.
Stephen Hill’s name is on the lips of draftniks after a blistering performance at the NFL draft combine Sunday. I spoke with the former Georgia Tech receiver Monday and have notes from the interview.
1. I’d say he was proud and excited for his strong showing in Indianapolis, but not at all surprised. He had said last week he wanted to run a 4.3 in the 40, and I suppose...
Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill has just done a whole lot to improve his NFL draft stock. Hill put up a sensational 40-yard dash time of 4.30 seconds on Sunday morning in Indianapolis. That’s easily the best time we’ve seen so far. On his other attempt he ran in 4.31 seconds, so he actually…
Former Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill made good on his hopes to run the 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds at the NFL draft combine, turning in a time of 4.31 seconds Sunday, the fastest time thus far. More info from Falcons beat writer D. Orlando Ledbetter.
While a terrific 40-Time doesn’t always translate into immense success in the NFL, it can create tons of buzz and often elevate a prospect’s draft stock.
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Stephen Hill took the Twitter world by storm on Sunday morning after unofficially setting the two fastest times to date in the 40-yard dash at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis...
Georgia Tech WR Stephen Hill put his speed on display this morning at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Hill clocked in with an unofficial 4.30 and 4.31 in the 40, which topped the wideout position group. Hill (6’4″ 215) is widely considered a second-round pick. Though he played in a triple option offense speed like that could push him up the draft board even further.
INDIANAPOLIS — Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill said he planned to set the track ablaze at the NFL scouting combine and he came through with the promise.
Considered a fourth-round prospect before the combine, Hill improved his draft status by running the 40-yard dash in a dazzling 4.3 seconds on Sunday.
His second run was a 4.31 seconds, both are the fastest times so far...
The NFL Combine concluded this weekend, and as expected, many players enhanced their stock while others did not. History has shown us that many players have moved up or down in the Draft based on their performance. After watching the NFL Combine this past week, I selected a group of players who I felt enhanced (Winners) their stock and a group of players who did not (Losers).
With yesterday’s performance during his workout, it’s safe to say Georgia Tech WR Stephen Hill became a riser. This year’s NFL Combine superstar. The under-the-radar receiver who played in a run-first system leaped up draft boards with his sparkling 4.36 40-yard dash yesterday.
Yikes. That was fast. Hill, the 6-foot-4 pass-catcher who only had 28 catches in the option-based...
It’s day two of the NFL Scouting Combine. There’s been several big developments already today, so we’re filing a mid-day report before we get into the RBs.
Stephen Hill’s sub 4.4 40 yard dash time started the day off with an early roar. It’s obvious that he has top level talent and if he is placed with a team with a great receiver coach, he can become one of the best...
Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III has run the fastest 40-yard dash by a quarterback at this year's NFL scouting combine.
Griffin ran the sprint twice Sunday and was unofficially clocked with a two-run average of 4.38 seconds. Andrew Luck, the Heisman runner-up and favorite to be the No. 1 pick, later ran twice, getting clocked at 4.66 and 4.59.
Griffin's early time...
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