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April 11, 2:00 PM ET
Chat with Stephen Hill

Buzzmaster
  (2:04 PM)

Stephen is here!

Josh (CO)

What was your favorite NFL team growing up?

Stephen Hill
  (2:05 PM)

Yes. It was the Atlanta Falcons.

Danimal (Atlanta)

How is training different preparing for the draft and your offseason training while at GT?

Stephen Hill
  (2:06 PM)

That's a great question. Focusing on my skill set of route running and catching the ball. More conditioning with the combine specific drills.

Ken (Anaheim)

Stephen, I would really like to see you in a Rams uniform, have you dropped by for a visit with them yet?

Stephen Hill
  (2:06 PM)

No, not at all.

James (Atl)

You da man, Stephen! Do you think GT can make it back to the ACC champs game without you this season? I would have loved our chances if you were staying, but what are your thoughts on the new guys that have to step up to fill your shoes this year?

Stephen Hill
  (2:07 PM)

Of course. They have a lot of athletic players that are going to be utilized in the games more ths year. I'm looking forward to seeing it.

Dave (Ohio)

I think you will be the next Calvin Johnson. What are your expectations for your first season?

Stephen Hill
  (2:09 PM)

I've worked out with Calvin. Our size and speed is a good comparison. But I do need to work on my route running. I hope to get up to his level of success. I won't set a lot of expectations for my first year. I'll look more to see what the coaches want me to do and the team and GM.

Josh (CO)

Stephen, what was the hardest team you ever had to play in college?

Stephen Hill
  (2:09 PM)

I would say Iowa. We played them in the Orange Bowl in my freshman year.

Kevin (CT)

What will you miss the most about Georgia Tech?

Stephen Hill
  (2:11 PM)

Teammates.

Danimal (Atlanta)

How do you feel Paul Johnson's offense help/hurt you? Was it what you expected coming out of high school?

Stephen Hill
  (2:12 PM)

I don't think it hurt me at all. It felt good playing in that offense. You had to be really physical playing in that offense. That will be good for playing in the NFL.

Danimal (Atlanta)

Were you surprised with your results at the Combine?

Stephen Hill
  (2:12 PM)

Not to be cocky or anything, but I knew that most of that stuff was going to happen.

Kev (NYC)

Do you pay attention to any of hte pre draft stuff? Read any?

Stephen Hill
  (2:13 PM)

A lot of people send them to me. I don't read them. I don't pay attention to them as much. The mock drafts don't put you on a team.

Bret (St. Paul, MN)

Congrats on your terrific combine! What other players impressed you while you were there?

Stephen Hill
  (2:14 PM)

Mostly the big bodied receivers. See them getting in and out of their breaks big and fast. Guys like Streeter and Floyd.

Dave (Ohio)

What is the first thing you will do when you get into the NFL?

Stephen Hill
  (2:14 PM)

Get the playbook and learn the playbook as fast as possible.

Greg (VA)

how glad are you to not come into the league after a lockout?

Stephen Hill
  (2:15 PM)

I'm really excited, especially hearing the trouble they had to go through during the lockout last year.

Amanda (Sullivan County, NY)

How did your visit go with the Jets? What were your impressions of Rex Ryan??

Stephen Hill
  (2:16 PM)

I actually met them during the combine. They were really cool at the combine. The visit went well, but everybody says the same things during the visits.

Danimal (Atlanta)

Any QB you really excited to play with or CB you excited to play against in the NFL?

Stephen Hill
  (2:16 PM)

Just seeing all types of QBs will excite. Playing against the top notch CBs will be really cool.

Larry (CT)

What do you do pregame?

Stephen Hill
  (2:17 PM)

I tell at least over 5 jokes. I'm locked in, but I'm not serious all of the time. I just play around a little bit, sometimes by myself a little bit.

Daddy (Vermont)

Hill, if you had to play defense. what position would you play?

Stephen Hill
  (2:18 PM)

Safety. Because I would be out of the way of everything.

Kyle (NJ)

Play video games? how aobut madden?

Stephen Hill
  (2:19 PM)

I haven't played Madden since the 8th grade.

Cal (NJ)

you like flattening on a block or scoring a TD?

Stephen Hill
  (2:20 PM)

That's a great question. Honestly I like both, but scoring a TD more. I do like flattening somebody out for a RB or whoever's carrying the ball for them to score a TD also.

Danimal (Atlanta)

What's your favorite spot to eat in Atlanta?

Stephen Hill
  (2:20 PM)

My mother's house.

Harry (NYC)

Best away venue?

Stephen Hill
  (2:21 PM)

I can say Clemson and Virginia Tech was the best.

Derrick (Chicago)

how great was it to get so open to average 30 ypc?

Stephen Hill
  (2:21 PM)

It was exciting.

Danimal (Atlanta)

Give us a pre-game joke.

Stephen Hill
  (2:21 PM)

I just make them up on the spot.

Josh (CO)

Stephen, I hope you come to Denver and play with Thomas. Im sure Peyton Manning would be happy...

Stephen Hill
  (2:22 PM)

It would be great to play with a legend like Peyton Manning. He has so much experience. But other than that any team that gives me a chance would be great.

Stephen Hill
  (2:23 PM)

Thanks for chatting with me. I'm looking forward to chatting with you in the future. Hit me up on Twitter: @_StephenHill_.