He was initially told he didn’t have the potential to be drafted in the first three rounds, then was projected to go somewhere late in the first round. Former Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill ended up being selected somewhere in between – with the 11th pick of the second round Friday night, to the New York Jets.
Hill bounded out of the green room after the selection, announced by Jets legend Wesley Walker at Radio City Music hall, accepting a green Jets cap before greeting NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Hill goes to a team that let its second-leading wide receiver, Plaxico Burress, become a free agent. After tight end Dustin Keller (65 catches) and wide receiver Santonio Holmes (51 catches), the wide receiver with the most catches returning is Jeremy Kerley with 29 catches.