At Georgia Tech’s pro day today, Stephen Hill didn’t run a 40-yard dash: He’s perfectly content to sit on the great 40 he ran at the Scouting Combine, where his official time of 4.36 seconds tied him for the second-fastest player in Indianapolis.
What Hill tried to do instead was show that he’s a complete receiver who can do more than break big plays running deep downfield.
“I was getting in and out of the breaks pretty fast, but I just want to get faster,” Hill told Larry Hartstein of CBS. “I want to show I can do great things other than just running deep routes.”
Hill caught all 12 of the balls thrown to him at his pro day workout, and there’s an emerging consensus that he’s looking like a first-round pick. Georgia Tech’s run-heavy option offense doesn’t lend itself to a receiver putting up big numbers, and Hill caught just 28 passes last season. But he gained 820 yards on those passes for a whopping 29.3 yards a catch, and he’s now trying to show that in addition to the obvious deep speed he possesses, he can run all the routes an NFL team expects a receiver to run.