Georgia Tech WR Hill trying to impress NFL teams

By George Henry

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, March 6 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill, left, receives instructions from NFL Minnesota Viking wide receivers coach George Stewart during Georgia Tech Pro Day on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Atlanta. Hill is being considered as a first round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft in April.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Johnny Crawford, Associated Press

ATLANTA — Former Georgia Tech receiver Stephen Hill hopes he's getting closer to becoming a high pick in the NFL draft.

After creating a buzz by running the 40-yard dash in 4.31 seconds at the NFL scouting combine two weeks ago, Hill caught all 12 passes thrown to him in a pro day workout Tuesday on campus.

Hill now must convince teams that he's worthy of a high second-round pick — or even better — despite spending his college career in the Yellow Jackets' triple-option, run-oriented offense. He caught just 49 passes in a three-year career, but averaged an impressive 25.5 yards per reception.

Since reporting to the combine, Hill has advanced his cause considerably. All 32 NFL teams had representatives watching him Tuesday.

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