Let’s discuss Stephen Hill for a minute. I understand that this was a college statistic, but can you dismiss a guy that averaged 29 yards per catch? I don’t think so.
Secondly, everybody is talking about how “raw” he is. He has ability but he is “raw”. What does that mean exactly? Is he a chicken breast? Are the Jets going to get Salmonella if they use him?
I say that part in jest of course, but now the serious evaluation. Fine, his route running isn’t as polished as others. Does that mean that coach Lal is going to forget to coach him up? Does that mean he can never run a route? I doubt it. People are making this out as if it’s a bad pick, and any WR that can run 4.36 in the forty can’t be that bad. Someone said to be that they hope he isn’t the next Johnny “Lam” Jones. Here’s the one difference. Jones never played football before, Hill clearly has, and he can catch the rock, unlike Jones.
Finally, even if he doesn’t improve his route running, didn’t Randy Moss make a borderline Hall of Fame career running one route? I’m just saying.