Mike Tannenbaum should be smiling, as he delivered two talented wide receivers in the draft, Stephen Hill and Jordan White. We again turn to Kyle Kensing, editor of saturdayblitz.com for some insights. Here is what he had to say:
First on Stephen Hill:
Hill played in Paul Johnson’s triple option offense at Georgia Tech. Last season, the Yellow Jackets rushed 718 times and passed just 167. However, when Hill’s number was called he delivered. He averaged over 29 yards per reception and accounted for almost half the team’s receiving scores. Though the Tech offense didn’t use him frequently, Hill has traits that add up to a reliable possession receiver.
He went on to make an analogy on Hill that would relate with Tim Tebow:
Pertinent to the Jets is Hill fulfilled the same role at Georgia Tech Demaryius Thomas had just a few seasons prior. Thomas was on the receiving end of new Jet Tim Tebow’s famous overtime strike to topple the Steelers in January’s playoff encounter.
And here is what he had to say on Jordan White:
Conversely, White was a focal point of Western Michigan’s high octane passing attack. He led the Bowl Subdivision in both receptions (140) and receiving yards (1911) as the top target of 2013 draft sleeper Alex Carder. White sliding to Round 7 was surprising, but likely attributable to some disappointing measurements at the Combine. But he’s a good route runner, and a ball magnet.
It sounds like these two guys are talented, and could both make the Jets if they play up to their capabilities.
Thanks once again to Kyle Kensing.