Originally Posted by Playoffs
Lengthy, but fantastic 3-part read by Matt Waldman - well
worth the effort:
WRs Stephen Hill and Marvin Jones: Managing Physical Play (Short)
Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill is tall, fast, and has a frame that will likely support another 10-15 pounds of muscle without sacrificing his 4.36-40 speed. Cal wide receiver Marvin Jones is a shade under 6í2″ and 200 pounds and he appears to have the type of physique that wouldnít add weight if he injected liquified Crisco with an IV. Yet if I were building a team from scratch and you asked me which receiver Iíd rather have catching passes from my quarterback, at this moment Iíd take Jones despite the fact Hillís physical skills are uncommon...
WRs Stephen Hill and Marvin Jones: Going Deep
This week I have been spotlighting the craft of playing receiver and using plays from the careers of Georgia Techís Stephen Hill and Calís Marvin Jones as examples. Yesterday, I profiled two crossing routes that couldnít have been run more different from each other. Today, Iím going deep and examining a vertical play from both receivers...
Vertical Goodness: Stephen Hill
Iíve been critical of the Georgia Tech receiver all week, but Iíve also been saying that the star of the Combine is more than just a gold medal winner 2012′s Underwear Olympics at Lucas Oil Stadium. Hill is a legit prospect with NFL starter upside. Although Iíve spent several pages analyzing what Hill doesnít do, one play can encompass most of his strengths. On the surface, one good play to several not so good ones might seem heavily weighted to the negative. However, there are certain talents that donít require lengthy analysis to value...
I was originally all over the Stephen Hill at #26 pick but articles like these make me question that decision as I learn more about Hill's lack of route running skills. We don't need another Jacoby Jones. Hill has the measurables to be a future #1 WR but our staff will have to teach him route running skills, something they've been unable to do with Jacoby in the previous 4 yrs.. I like Marvin Jones alot and he already knows how to run routes. The same can be said for AJ Jenkins.