New York Jets second-year receiver Stephen Hill has looked much better than his rookie campaign. Granted, most of his stats came against the Buffalo Bills in Week 1. However, the rest of the year, his numbers just tapered off like most rookie wide outs.
Hill is still as green as the jersey he wears as he was in the triple option offense for his college career and he is still learning to run routes effectively and that will take some time. What is undeniable about Hill is his physical presence as he is 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds so he can use his size to punish opposing teams’ cornerbacks and safeties all day long.
Also with being so green still, a veteran cornerback like Leodis McKelvin should bump him off the line of scrimmage all game long, to get Hill off his game and it would greatly affect the rhythm whatever he has he with Geno Smith. While it is unknown how effective Hill will be as he is also nursing sore knee, so chipping him and such as a defensive back will only help the Bills win the game if Smith has a limited number of targets to throw the ball too. Also, if need be, safeties Aaron Williams and rookie Duke Williams can play ball hawk all game long, and if they take a few chances, they could pay off with high rewards including several interceptions. This would result in more opportunities for the offense to show off its new and greatly high-octane feel.
All and all, it should be interesting to see what if anything Jets receiver Stephen Hill can do today against the Buffalo Bills.