Originally Posted by Ray Ray19
The thing to keep in mind about Hill, is how impressive he was running routes at the combine and at his Pro Day, he also impressed during OTA's
The comparisons of Stephen Hill "not being able to run routes" and/or "doesn't know how to run routes" are very similar to the claims that (coming out of college) Percy Harvin "couldn't run NFL routes" and/or "was a gimmick type of WR" all because he was forced to play inside of a spread offense during his years with the Gators.
During the offseason of 2009, I knew withouta shadow of a doubt that those Percy Harvin critics were wrong as wrong could be. They didn't know what they were talking about. All they did was A.) Judge Harvin due to previous Florida Gator WR's and B.) Judged Harvin (in a negative way) due to the fact that Harvin played in a spread offense. They said he wouldn't make it on an NFL football field. Come to find out, those critics were wrong as wrong could be. The only rookie prospect that I talked up during the entire offseason leading up to the draft back in 2009, was Percy Harvin. I created multiple threads about that kid, and really thought the Jets had a chance at Harvin (Had no idea we'd trade up for a potential franchise QB). He's since put up a combined 218 receptions, 2,625 receiving yards, 17 rushing TD's, 587 rushing yards, 3 rushing TD's, 2,609 return yards with 4 TD returns.
Yeah, right, Percy Harvin was a "gimmick WR who couldn't run NFL routes" all because he played for a Gators spread offense
Same goes for Stephen Hill. Some of our fans are considering him as a wide out who "doesn't know how to run NFL routes" or a "gimmick type of outside receiver" due to the fact that he played for a run option Georgia Tech offense. This Stephen Hill kid led the Nation in yards per reception, and it wasn't all because of hail mary passes either. You don't lead the Nation in average yards per reception without being able to run routes. He's being 'player profiled' due to the style of offense he was forced to player under. Just like Harvin was.