Friday, April 27, 2012

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

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

It was obviously a temporary situation, proven Friday night when Gang Green selected Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill with their second pick of the 2012 draft.

The Jets traded up to get Hill, swapping their fourth, fifth and seventh-round selection to move up and snatch the receiver, who was a green-room holdover from Thursday.

Hill gives the Jets exactly what they need as a wing man to Santonio Holmes. He has size and speed to be the vertical threat Plaxico Burress wasn't last season. He's also 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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