ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 24: Stephen Hill #5 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets makes a catch for a 59-yard touchdown against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Bobby Dodd Field on September 24, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

NFL Draft 2012: Stephen Hill Leaving Georgia Tech Early

Stephen Hill is leaving Georgia Tech and entering the 2012 NFL Draft.

  • Live
2 Total Updates since January 5, 2012
  • Updates 1
  • Articles 1
  • All Updates 2

Stephen Hill Explains NFL Draft Entry Decision

NFL draft analysts may disagree, but Georgie Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill, who announced he would be leaving the Yellow Jackets for the 2012 draft, believes he can raise his stock and become one of the top wide receivers in upcoming draft.

This season, Hill caught 28 passes for 820 yards and five touchdowns. He averages 29.3 yards per catch, which shows he has the big play ability that many NFL teams look for in the draft, especially if the receiver has Hill's 6-foot-5, 206-pound frame. However, Hill also dropped a few passes this season.

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Hill's scouting report says he doesn't have the potential to be selected in the first three rounds of the 2012 draft, but Hill believes he can raise his stock in the coming months.

"With my size and my ability, I know I could raise my stock," he said.

One good place for him to do so would be the NFL Combine where he should showcase his size and speed. Hill has until Jan. 18 to withdraw his name from the draft, but after talking it over with his parents and his coaches at Georgia Tech, he says that's not going to happen.

Continue

Stephen Hill Leaving Georgia Tech Early For 2012 NFL Draft

Stephen Hill is leaving Georgia Tech and entering the 2012 NFL Draft.

Continue
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Atlanta

You must be a member of SB Nation Atlanta to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Atlanta. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Atlanta

You must be a member of SB Nation Atlanta to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Atlanta. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.