Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets junior wide receiver Stephen Hill is leaving school early and declaring for the 2012 NFL Draft, the program announced Thursday. It's a highly unexpected decision, even though Hill had requested an evaluation from the NFL along with guard Omoregie Uzzi. He must have been told something he liked.
#gatech Jr. WR Stephen Hill will enter the NFL draft. Press release coming soon.
Hill has the athleticism and size (six-foot-five, 200 pounds) to catch any general manager's eye, but one sticking point -- in addition to the CAN HE TURN CORNERS? question that plagued Demaryius Thomas -- is going to be his catching consistency. Though he was much better in 2011 (820 yards) than he was in 2010 (291 yards), he still left a number of big catches on the field. His blocking skills, however, could make up for some of that, as even the unheralded Kevin Cone has landed a roster spot out of Georgia Tech after being undrafted.
For more on Hill, visit Georgia Tech blog From The Rumble Seat.