The SBnation.com website had the opportunity to sit down with second round draft choice of the New York Jets, WR Stephen Hill. Here are some excerpts from the interview, courtesy of ganggreennation.com:
Reaction to getting drafted: “Getting drafted in the city that you’re going to play for, it was cool.”On waiting to get picked in the draft: “It really wasn’t stressful. My family, they’re just a supportive group. Anywhere I was gonna go I was gonna be ready to go to that state and get going.”On interacting w/ Jets fans: “Just saying the Jets chant, I know they love that. Showing them I’m ready to play. I’m in the city so it’s time to play like a Jet and fly.”
On the Jets QBs: “You have two great QBs. Tebow, he’s a winner. As a left handed QB, he’s differnet from Sanchez. Sanchez is a different QB too. Their balls each have a different spin to it.”
More on Tebow/Sanchez: “I haven’t been out to dinner with them but we make sure we have team meetings together.”
On his biggest strength: “I feel like my best attribute, outside of speed, is my physicality. I’m very physical. I’m from an offense that blocks a lot.”
On his blocking: “I’m definitely proud of it. Once you get the corner uncomfortable, that’s when it’s time to throw the ball because he doesn’t know if you’re gonna block him or run by him.”
Is he ready for the Jets fans: “Definitely. There are going to be ups and downs, I hear certain things, but that’s life and you have to deal with that.”
Despite the fact that this guy is raw, I think he will work out to be a great success. Time will tell.