Originally Posted by JB1089
I remember watching the college skills competition the year that Hakeem Nicks came out. His performance on the jugs machine was one of the most impressive things I've ever seen. There was another guy who had good hands, but he dropped one or two and bobbled a few more. Nicks had hands like glue. It was just stick, stick, stick, stick, one after another, everything caught with the hands, away from the body.
Being able to catch like that is a natural ability. Hill is a body catcher. That's OK. He'll never be able to catch the ball the way that Nicks does, but he can become a reliable target, with some work. For now, his hands are a major problem. That first drop was awful. Balls that hit you square in the mitts can't end up on the turf.
If Hill is a body catcher than being 6'4" with long arms is a complete waste. That is not what the Jets hoped they were getting. We all knew he would drop a few balls but he has stone hands.
I would like to see the Jets design a play to get him an easy catch early in the game. Get his confidence going.