Georgia Tech - Yellow Jackets,
Stephen Hill - #5 - WR
|Event||Ht||Wt||Hand||Arm||Wing||Wonderlic||40 yard||BP||BJ||VJ||20s||60s||3 Cn|
|02/29/2012 Combine||6-4||215||9 3/8||33 3/8||79 1/2||4.31||14||11'1"||39 1/2||4.51||11.43||6.89|
The Georgia prep also played basketball and competed in track, where he set the state long jump record (25 feet, 8 3⁄4 inches). Saw action in 13 games (started against North Carolina) as a true freshman in 2009, grabbing six passes for 137 yards (22.8-yard average) and one touchdown while rushing five times for 84 yards (16.8-yard average) and one score. Did not play against Vanderbilt because of flu-like symptoms. Hauled in 15-291-3 (19.4) to lead the team and ran for 3-34-0 (11.3) while playing in 12 games (nine starts) in ’10. Was suspended for the Independence Bowl against Air Force after an unspecified rule violation. Led the team in receiving for a second time after posting 28-820-5 (29.3) with 4-29-0 (7.3) on the ground in 13 starts. Established a school record and led the FBS after averaging 29.3 yards per reception. Never lost a fumble in career.Positives:
Outstanding length and growth potential — has a big, projectable frame, tapered build and long arms. Explosive athlete — lit up the Combine with rare timed speed, a 391⁄2-inch vertical leap and an 11-foot, 1-inch broad jump. Moves fluidly and covers ground with long strides. Tremendous leaping ability. Strong hands — can make difficult, athletic or one-handed grabs. Sucked up all the throws that came his way at the Combine and caught cleanly away from his body in the gauntlet drill. Adjusts to throws, has good body control and can box out defenders. Is a deep-ball threat and flashes playmaking ability. Agile enough to sidestep tacklers and does not go down easily. Asset in the run game — physical, aggressive blocker with size to seal cornerbacks outside. Has upside.Negatives:
Needs to add bulk to his frame and get stronger. Was not asked to run a full route tree in a run-oriented, dive-option offense and it shows (unrefined route runner). Took advantage of single coverage in space. Will need to be coached up on precision route running — tends to drift and telegraph his actions — and coverage recognition. Slows to catch and lacks explosive stop-start ability after the catch. Concentration drops are too prevalent — questionable toughness. Forty-four percent of junior production was against Western Carolina, Middle Tennessee and Duke.Summary:
Raw, athletic, inconsistent, outside-the-numbers deep threat with intriguing rare measurables and playmaking ability. Boom-or-bust candidate who will require patience, but has moldable physical ability and a high ceiling. Limited playing experience in a non-conventional offense. Could be considerably overdrafted on upside and is very much a gamble on greatness in a similar class as Chiefs 2011 first-rounder Jonathan Baldwin and Broncos 2010 first-round pick Demaryius Thomas.
Stephen Hill's Draft Stock
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