FLORHAM PARK, NJ - MAY 04: Stephen Hill #84 of the New York Jets works out during the Jets Rookie Minicamp on May 4, 2012 in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
I thought I would follow up the little Keyshawn blurb below with a note from camp about our newest wide receiver, Stephen Hill. I think this guy is going to be elite, and he's already been impressing Rex Ryan not only with his catching ability but his ability to throw a block too.
Jets rookie wide receiver Stephen Hill impressed coach Rex Ryan not so much with his impressive reception over cornerback Darrelle Revis, but with a block.
"I saw a block and I saw a corner (Revis) go down," Ryan said.
Stephen continued to catch several passes, none better than a deep ball over the best corner in the game. He played with the first and second team and Mark Sanchez came away impressed almost immediately:
"It was awesome and right out of the gate, too," Sanchez said of a catch Hill made over Revis.
A lot of people focused on the negatives that come with playing college ball with a triple option offense like Hill did with Georgia Tech. However there are so many positives as well and blocking is one of them. We are a ground and pound team and we will be running the ball to Hills side of the field a lot this season, if he can lock down the corner with a block like the one he put on Revis, that's going to open up some holes. Yes he does need work on his routes, but with his size and speed and blocking ability. He'll be contributing from day one.