Friday, April 27, 2012

New York Jets fill another hole by selecting WR Stephen Hill - NFL News

NEW YORK -- The New York Jets began voluntary workouts with Jeremy Kerley serving as their No. 2 wide receiver.

It obviously was a temporary situation, proven Friday night when Gang Green selected Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill in second round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

The Jets traded up for Hill, swapping their fourth-, fifth- and seventh-round selections to move up to No. 43 and snatch the receiver, who was a green-room holdover from Thursday.

Hill gives the Jets exactly what they need as a wingman to Santonio Holmes. Hill has size and speed to be the vertical threat Plaxico Burress wasn't last season. Hill also is an accomplished blocker, a must-have skill-set for a Jets team determined to return to their "ground and pound" roots.

In Quinton Coples, the Jets filled an area of need in snagging an edge pass rusher. Hill obviously fills another hole on the roster. Could a potential replacement for right tackle Wayne Hunter come next?

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