ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 8: Stephen Hill of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets carries the ball against the Maryland Terrapins at Bobby Dodd Stadium on October 8, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
The Jets swung for the fences taking Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill in the second round. The player he can be at his ceiling is a gamebreaking receiver. Even in his current raw form, he seems like a fit for the team the Jets have around him and the offense the Jets want to run.
Hill was exclusively a deep target in Georgia Tech's run heavy offense. That is exactly what the Jets need. They need a guy for whom the defense has account deep. The team simply was not able to stretch the field in 2011. No matter how raw he is, a defense must account for a player on the outside with 4.3 speed. He will draw safeties away from Santonio Holmes and give the receiver more room to work underneath.
The Jets want to be an offense that runs it first. They want to be able to run it at will. When a team does this, it draws eight guys into the box, creating one on one matchups on the outside. A receiver with speed to get open one on one in vertical routes can make defenses pay big time.
Hill will likely be limited early to running these vertical routes. This might limit his playing time. How quickly he refines his game will decide how much he sees the field.