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Old 02-26-2012   #2
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Default Re: Stephen Hill

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Originally Posted by beerlover View Post
Usually Alan Burge has this covered but a new name emerged during the combine that is worthy of mention as Texans address a #2 WR. If Kendall Wright is off the board by Texans selection #26 I might suggest Hill as a draft riser @ WR position who has both size 6-4 215, speed 4.36 body control & soft hands.

http://www.nfl.com/combine/story/090...module=HP11_cp

He also specializes in a whole different category, blocking, that we all know Texans covet. Hill was mostly asked to block in Georgia Tech's triple-option offense. As a blocker, Hill is outstanding, consistently locating, controlling, moving, and pancaking smaller DBs, and more than holding his own against LBs. Hill, despite high hips, bends his knees, uses good technique, and has good range and power blocking.

Seems like clean, well spoken individual who easily buys into team concept. He would bring not only speed on the outside he would lift the roof on coverage's & open up routes for Andre, other receivers/TE's. 29.3 yards per catch average. Those yards per catch are no joke either, I looked up his numbers, as a freshmen 22.83, sophomore 19.4.

Bottom Line: Big play specialist, every down WR because of blocking skill set, in other words might just be perfect compliment to Andre Johnson.

Because of the system he would be a project. In this type of situation it's valuable to keep a guy like Walter around if you draft Hill. It's going to be an adjustment going to a pro style offense where he's exposed to running a complete route tree. His big play potential is too big to ignore. He's one of those guys where you'll probably see just about every team at his pro day where they can focus solely on his route running. It would have been even more awesome to see him in the Senior Bowl running these routes instead of against air, but I'm with you that the guy is worth a look.
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