NYJD Editor: Mike Loyko
The Jets made a move up from pick 47 in the second round to pick 43, which was held by the Seattle Seahawks to select Georgia Tech WR Stephen Hill.
After upgrading the porous Jets pass rush in the first round with the highly talented Quinton Coples, Mike Tannebaum traded up in the second round giving up a 5th and 7th round draft choice to the Seattle Seahawks to pick Georgia Tech WR Stephen Hill.
Hill who is 6’4″ 215 pounds was one of the stars at the combine, running an impressive 4.30 forty yard dash. Hill should give the Jets the vertical receiving threat similar to what Plaxico Burress and Braylon Edwards held down the past few seasons.
The questions with Stephen Hill are about his route running ability and his hands. Hill played in the triple option offense at Georgia Tech, so he wasn’t asked to run many routes. He will have to adjust to the NFL passing system in order to be on the field as much as possible.
Hill will give QB Tim Tebow a Demaryius Thomas type wide receiver to throw to on the outside of the offense. With Santonio Holmes it gives the Jets a pretty impressive one-two punch. Much more to come later.