5:00 am February 16, 2012, by D. Orlando Ledbetter
Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill, who has a fourth-round grade from NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock, will need to run a super-fast 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine next week.
“It will be interesting to see how fast he is,” Mayock said. “He’s a big kid. I think he was listed about 6-4, 205. I’ll be interested to see how he runs. That will determine where he goes.”
While Hill is athletic and has great jumping ability, the concern is that he will not able to separate for speedy NFL defensive backs.
His 29.3 yards-per-catch average on 28 catches last season was the highest rate in FBS. His career average — 25.5 yards on 49 catches — would have broken the school record had he made one more reception to qualify for consideration. But he also dropped passes he should have caught and could well have improved his stock with a solid 2012 season.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog
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