Key Rookie for the Jets: Stephen Hill

May 24, 2012; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill (84) during organized team activities at their training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

The Jets have a lot of questions as we head into training camp this week. Brian Costello of the New York Post outlined a bunch in a piece he wrote yesterday. Take a look at what he had to say about Stephen Hill:

The Jets have several intriguing rookies this year, but Hill tops the list. The Jets are counting on him to win the No. 2 receiver job and provide a deep threat opposite Santonio Holmes. The Jets love Hill’s size and speed, but hamstring issues limited him during OTAs and minicamp. The Jets need him healthy and on the field picking up the offense. Hill played in an option offense in college. He needs as many reps as possible during training camp to learn how to be an NFL receiver.

Personally I will be watching Coples just as much as Hill, since a major issue as we know is the pass rush, but Hill will be interesting. Specifically I would like to see how far along Hill is with the offense, after being limited so far with his hamstring.

Ideally, the Jets want him to be the number 2 guy on the opposite of Holmes. They have to see that he can run NFL routes, since he was in an option offense in college. If he can, he will be a valuable weapon in 2012.

Topics: Alan Schechter, Brian Costello, Key Rookies, NY Jets, Option, Santonio Holmes, Stephen Hill

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