Dec. 31, 2011; El Paso, TX, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets wide receiver Stephen Hill (5) catches a 31 yard touchdown as Utah Utes defensive back Conroy Black (9) defends during the second half during the 2011 Sun Bowl at Sun Bowl Stadium. The Utes beat the Yellow Jackets 30-27 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE
The Jets have a new man at the spot of second wide receiver.
With the 43rd pick of the draft, the Jets chose Stephen Hill, WR from Georgia Tech.
He will be a legit threat, with a 29.3 yard per catch average last year. He measures in at 6’4″ 215 pounds, a nice big WR, and ran a 4.36 40 at the combine. He also blocks well in the running game.
Good pick, we will be back later tonight with more.
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