Friday, April 27, 2012
Jets get big-play wide receiver: Stephen Hill
By James Walker
The New York Jets drafted big-play receiver Stephen Hill in the second round Friday. The former Georgia Tech prospect has a chance to start right away, opposite receiver Santonio Holmes.
Hill is a bit of a risk. He has all the measurable and physical tools, but his production in college wasn't great. The Jets also took some risk, for different reasons, in the first round with defensive end Quinton Coples. New York’s first-round pick has questions about his motor. That's not an issue with Hill.
The Jets are hoping Hill can keep defenses honest. Many opponents are expected to gear up against New York's "ground and pound" style offense. Hill has the speed and ability to blow the top off the defense for big plays.