The New York Jets were able to land Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill in the second round of this year’s NFL draft. They like him so much that he reminds them of former Georgia Tech receiver and current Detroit Lion, Calvin Johnson.
“He’s unique. He’s a 6-4 kid that’s 215 and runs a 4.32. I mean he’s a unique athlete, he really is. I mean, Calvin Johnson, maybe,” said Jets vice president of college scouting Joey Clinkscales. “I’m not going to put that label on him but from a height, weight, speed moniker … you know he’s just a unique athlete.”
Jets general manager feels like the addition of Hill will benefit veteran Santonio Holmes.
“Once he was within striking distance we felt like that was appropriate value for us,” general manager Mike Tannenbaum said. “We felt like this will make Santonio Holmes better. Now all the coverage doesn’t have to go his way and we’re really excited that he was there for us.”
The only thing that could slow Hill down as he begins his career in the NFL is that he was that he played in an option offense at Georgia Tech and there aren’t any teams in the NFL run that style of offense.Follow PFZ on Twitter @ProFootballZone