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Background: Hill was a three-sport star in high school and opted to attend Georgia Tech so he could play close to home. In three seasons in Georgia Tech's triple-option attack, Hill caught 49 passes for 1,248 yards and nine touchdowns. But his game tape and upside could get him selected before the Ravens are on the clock.
Measurables: The 6-4, 215-pound receiver turned heads at the combine when he ran a 4.36 in the 40-yard dash and led all receivers in the broad jump, too. He did, however, post a combine-worst in the 20-yard shuttle.
Deserves praise: A tremendous athlete for someone his size, Hill has been (fair or not) compared to a pair of former Georgia Tech wide receivers:
Needs work: He needs to prove he's more than just a track guy and that he can run a variety of routes, not just vertical ones. It's similar to the criticism that Thomas, a first-round pick by Denver, faced when he was drafted two years ago. He also needs to be more consistent catching the ball as he dropped some passes.
Fun factoid: As a senior in high school, Hill broke the Georgia state long jump record of 25 feet and 8 3/4 inches. That would have been good enough to finish tied for ninth place at the Beijing Olympics.
Quotable: "Those guys get a little bit of everything," Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson told The Atlanta Journal Constitution, referring to his wideouts. "Certainly, they have to block, and they are running routes and reading coverages. That's what we've told those guys all along. A lot of people want to be negative and say it hurts them and they don't get developed. But the feedback that I've gotten is that they [are ready for the NFL]. The offense kind of turns them into a complete player, and they can see all of that on tape."