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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.

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