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Mark Sanchez on the Improvement on Stephen Hill

By Alan Schechter

Jul 31, 2013; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill (84) makes a catch during training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

When talking about the Jets 2013 training camp, the first thing everyone talks about is the QB competition, understandably so. But, one of the biggest topics to come up after the QB discussion is over, is about the WR’s. Who is going to step up, especially now, since Santonio Holmes will be out for a long time?

The answer might just be Stephen Hill. To date in training camp, his play has been significantly better. His hands are improving every day, as well as every element of his game. Mark Sanchez has noticed, here is what he had to say about him:

He looks just a little more grown up. A little thicker, a little bigger, and he’s going after the ball. He’s just getting more and more confidence, and that comes with time, that comes with experience, (and) that comes with being 100 percent healthy. You know he’s coming off that injury in OTA’s, and people were starting to worry, is he going to be ok, is he going to come back. He’s going to be fine. You know he’s a big strong kid, and as soon as he realizes it, you know the sky is the limit for that guy. He’s going to be a real good player for us.

We can only hope that Mark is right about Stephen Hill. He can be an intense threat down the field, to extend things and open up lanes for the running game and the underneath passing game. If he “gets it”, Mark is right, Stephen has the potential to be quite special.

We will begin to find out on Friday night.