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2012 NFL Draft: Stephen Hill Signs Contract With New York Jets

It didn't take long for former Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill to agree to terms with the New York Jets, signing a contract Thursday, according to the New York Daily News.

Hill was the 43rd overall pick and is the second draft pick to sign a contract, joining Alshon Jeffrey, a wide receiver with the Bears.

The Jets really wanted Hill's skills, as they traded fifth- and seventh-round picks to move up four spots to select Hill in the second round. With a recently-new rookie wage scale, draft picks are expected to sign contracts much earlier than years ago, when the negotiations could last for months.

For more on the 2012 NFL Draft, check out the SB Nation Atlanta StoryStream and SB Nation's NFL page. For a complete list of 2012 NFL Draft results as they happen, visit SB Nation. For even more comprehensive coverage of the NFL Draft, visit Mocking The Draft.

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