Originally Posted by beerlover
The NFL draft process is fluid, always keep options open. There are so many dynamics in play, in Stephen Hills case it may be just system he played in? While he may not have developed the route tree you'd like the fact that he learned how to block is exceptionally under-rated skill set, not tested @ the combine. He is fluid, assimilated drills quickly & showcased soft hands, plucking ball away from body suggesting a true sleeper pick @ a position Texans need help in.
from the combine web site.
WEAKNESSES Hill's value is based purely off his ability as a deep threat. He has average quickness and moves off the line of scrimmage to avoid a jam. He ran a very basic route tree at Georgia Tech that didn't allow him to showcase many skills. Outside of catching jump balls, he struggles to read coverages and understand how to find holes in a zone. Hill looks uncomfortable with the ball in his hands and resembles a lengthy track star on the field instead of a football player. He dropped as many big balls as he made big plays; his YPC stat defines him perfectly as a player who is capable of making flash plays but isn't reliable.
The forty time is impressive but the body of work in college is not. There is major risk in taking this type player. has alot of the same qualities that JJ had coming out. Is a high risk, high reward type that would not touch until the 3rd round.