2012 Rookie WRs: Stephen Hill, New York Jets
By Jeff Tefertiller
August 1st, 2012

Strengths: For a big receiver (6'4", 215 pounds), Hill is an elite athlete. He ran the 40-yard dash at the NFL combine in just 4.36 seconds. In Georgia Tech's run-oriented offense, Hill averaged almost 30 yards per reception last season. He will make big plays in the NFL. While still very raw, Hill's fantasy ceiling is as high as any.

Weaknesses: Given the college offense in which he played, Hill is not advanced in running routes or reading defenses, and his overall knowledge of the route tree is lacking compared to some of his fellow rookie pass catchers. In his defense, Hill was not asked to do these things in college.

2012 Outlook: The Jets passing game is far from elite and will prohibit Hill from making an impact this season. Until the rookie improves his routes, he will be nothing more than a deep threat. Hill will not be drafted in most redraft leagues and has little hope of being a consistent contributor for fantasy owners.

Dynasty Outlook: Hill is another strong dynasty option as he develops into a better all-around receiver. He has the athletic ability to be very good and will improve over time.

NFL Comparison: Many compare Hill to fellow Georgia Tech star Demaryius Thomas. Thomas' athleticism shined in the playoff upset of the Steelers. Like Thomas, Hill has the ability to take a any catch the distance.

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