New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan told Don Banks of Sports Illustrated per NFL.com, that if it was up to him he wouldn’t have drafted wide receiver Stephen Hill this year.
“Well, nothing told me he would (contribute),” Ryan said. “Nothing. When I saw the tape (of his collegiate play) I was concerned. But (Jets general manager) Mike Tannenbaum and (senior personnel executive) Terry Brady and all our scouts were adamant about this guy. They were adamant that this guy can do it.
“He can run all these routes, he had good hands and he’s got 4.2 speed at 6-foot-5. He was the guy they all wanted, but honestly, when it came down to it, a wideout? Not my dream pick. But now that we have him, of course, I want to claim him: ‘Oh, that was my pick.’ But it really wasn’t.”
For some reason, Ryan must not realize how thin his team is at the receiver position and that he really doesn’t have a true number one guy on his roster for Mark Sanchez to go to.