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Pair of receivers leaping into Round 1?

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08:06 AM ET 02.27 | Georgia Tech wide out Stephen Hill sure turned some heads over the weekend. The 6-4, 215-pound wide out blitzed his 40 in the low 4.3 range and at his size could now make a run at the back end of round one. He's an explosive leaper as well and can routinely win down the football field. Size/speed gets you drafted high and Hill has an elite combo. It was a good day for Notre Dame wide out Michael Floyd as well. At nearly 6-3 he posted a mid 4.4 forty time displayed the type of speed needed to get down the field vertically. He's another size/speed option who looks like a lock for round one.

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February 27, 2012  08:17 AM ET

Not good news for all the FA wide recievers on the market this year, but very good news for teams that need to improve at WR.

February 27, 2012  08:26 AM ET

They may go ahead of Blackmon since he's an entire 4 inches shorter than advertised.

February 27, 2012  08:32 AM ET

Can they run routes and catch?

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February 27, 2012  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Can they run routes and catch?

Doesn't matter - the Raiders will draft them anyway

February 27, 2012  08:41 AM ET

Hill is built like Calvin Johnson, but his 28 receptions last season are hardly a sample size of his pass catching abilities.

February 27, 2012  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Can they run routes and catch?

floyd can. He got his start and learned under Weiss. He is the guy that I would take.

February 27, 2012  09:10 AM ET

The Pats need a big, fast outside guy, and they have 2 picks near the end of the first round.

February 27, 2012  09:12 AM ET

The Pats need a big, fast outside guy, and they have 2 picks near the end of the first round.

February 27, 2012  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

The Pats need a big, fast outside guy, and they have 2 picks near the end of the first round.

That's true even when you say it twice.

February 27, 2012  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

That's true even when you say it twice.

It's my spinny move.

February 27, 2012  09:26 AM ET

I can see sports writers sitting at their laptops visualizing nicknames for Hill. "Starscream" is probably at the top of their lists.

February 27, 2012  09:36 AM ET

Stephen Hill probably in the second -coming from an option offense

February 27, 2012  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

They may go ahead of Blackmon since he's an entire 4 inches shorter than advertised.

Let Blackmon slide...

Please let him slide...


He is the only exception I would make to drafting defense or inside linemen for my heroes.

February 27, 2012  09:42 AM ET

Most of the GM's are knuckleheads - wonderin' how many times these guys have drafted the 'next' Jerry Rice\Calvin Johnson and instead got themselves another Charles Rodgers ;)

February 27, 2012  09:43 AM ET

Here's your sleeper receiver in the draft - Marvin McNutt out of Iowa; he's got the height, the tools and the talent :]

February 27, 2012  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

It's my spinny move.

Hate it when that happens

February 27, 2012  09:56 AM ET

My guy Jarious Wright will be a nice slot receiver in the league.

February 27, 2012  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Can they run routes and catch?

What difference does that make? Its all about how good you look running in a straight line with no pads on or how high you can jump with no defender around

(screaming with sarcasm)

 
February 27, 2012  10:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Here's your sleeper receiver in the draft - Marvin McNutt out of Iowa; he's got the height, the tools and the talent :]

I would draft him based on his name alone.

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