The mixed emotions that surrounded the Jets 1st pick Quinton Coples subsided early on day two of the draft as the Jets traded up four places to take the Seahawks 43rd pick overall.
The move cost the Jets a 5th and 7th round pick.
Wide receiver Stephen Hill out of Georgia Tech adds some much needed deep threat and lightning speed that will stretch the field. The 6ft 4” 216lb Hill is explosive off the line of scrimmage and possesses remarkable blocking ability, something that caught the eye of scouts prior to the draft.
Hills response when asked about this
“I think it helps to dispel some of the diva image that wide receivers have. It’s something you have to want to do, the natural thing at the position is to want to catch passes, but here if you don’t block, you don’t play”.
Reading into Hills comments, he comes across as a team player willing to fulfil whatever the team ask of him.
Hill is a welcome addition to the WR core, an extremely promising talent. You could question his rawness which could lead to the Jets giving fan favourite Braylon Edwards a 1 year deal. Call it an insurance policy while we see how Hill handles the transition into the NFL.
Prior to the draft Hill had a private workout with the Jets at his pro day and visited Florham Park.
Hill during a conference call after his selection:
“I felt really at home there, I’m ready to go with Coach Rex Ryan, because I know he’s a big winner”.
Hills already endeared himself to the Jets faithful having turned to the crowd at Radio City Music Hall he shouted
“J.E.T.S, Jets, Jets, Jets”.
After checking out the highlights above, its fair to say I'm extremely excited above what Hill will bring to the table come September, great choice by the Jets.
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