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Friday, April 27, 2012

Jets give Tebow an option weapon with Stephen Hill

The New York Jets acquired quarterback Tim Tebow from the Denver Broncos with the intention of putting together special packages with him running a wildcat/option-type offense. Bringing in a big, speedy target with the kind of straight-line speed Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill has only furthers the notion that the Jets want to give Tebow every opportunity to take Mark Sanchez’s job.  

Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill is one of the most talented players in this draft. He is big and fast but many people question his skills due to the lack of catches he had during his time at Georgia Tech.

Most of that had to do with the fact that the Yellow Jackets didn’t really have anyone who could get him the ball consistently. It is funny though that Hill played in an option attack at Georgia Tech and ended up getting drafted in the second round by the one team that has committed to running the option this year.

Hill only had 28 catches on the year but his average yards-per-catch was an eye-popping 29.3 yards. He’s 6’4”, ran a 4.36 at the combine and has huge hands. He will need to be taught the art of route-running but he makes a great deep-ball target and he’s also good catching jump-balls in the endzone.

Tebow isn’t the most accurate thrower but those are two passes that he has shown he can throw with ease. Let’s see how long it takes before Rex Ryan decides to put these two in action together.
Roosevelt Hall is an NFL Blogger for The Sport Mentalist and an NBA Blogger for The Sport Mentalist 2. He is also a Sports Reporter for Pro Sports Lives. He can be contacted at and be sure to follow him on Twitter @sportmentalist.

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