Former Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill was projected by many to be a first round selection in the 2012 NFL Draft, especially after running the fastest 40-yard at the Combine. He slipped to the second round, however, falling to the New York Jets with the 43rd overall pick.
Hill told Amy K. Nelson at the 2012 NFLPA Rookie Premiere in Hollywood that he would be using the slight as extra motivation in his rookie season.
"I've always played with a chip on my shoulder and now it's like there are two chips on my shoulder," said Hill.
Hill also said that he is excited to be a member of Jets, and for all of the craziness that comes with playing in the New York City media market. He understands he is going to be a lot of scrutiny later on. For now, Hill is focusing on improving his game.
"Just showing that I'm ready to play," Hill said. "We're in the city so it's time to play like a Jet and fly high."