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Stephen Hill Leaving Georgia Tech Early For 2012 NFL Draft

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

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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.

Dean Buchan@DeanBuchan #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.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.