The Jet Press
Jets News

A Former Jets Quarterback is Impressed with Stephen Hill

By Alan Schechter

Nov 26, 2011; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets wide receiver Stephen Hill (5) makes a catch while being defended by Georgia Bulldogs safety Sanders Commings (19) during the second half of the game at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Georgia defeated Georgia Tech 31-17. Mandatory Credit: Josh D. Weiss-US PRESSWIRE

One former Jets quarterback was very impressed with the Jets selection in the 2nd round last night, Stephen Hill. Since the comments were positive, we know that it couldn’t have been Joe Namath, all he says is negative. Nope, it was Vinny Testaverde who talked to the New York Post after spending time with the young wideout.

“In NFL terms, this kid’s a stud,” Testaverde told The Post. “Physically, he reminds me of Terrell Owens, that type of body. He may be faster than Terrell Owens. We’ll see. I hate to compare him to anybody but certainly his attitude and his work habits are outstanding.

A knock on him was his “limited route tree”. What does Vinny think?

“The one thing that I really noticed about him is that when you told him to do something he would do it pretty well,” Testaverde said. “He took direction very well. He learned the routes we were throwing to him. He learned how to come in and out of breaks, which is important.

“To me it doesn’t matter that they didn’t throw the ball very much to him in college because of the offense he was in. Like any other rookie coming into the NFL, once they learn how to line up and what route to run they have to learn all the intricacies of how to play that position. That’s what he’s going to go through. He’s going to learn the speed of the game is a little bit faster. Guys are a little bit bigger and stronger.”

I hope Vinny is right about him. It could be exciting if he is.