Stephen Hill runs a 4.30

Stephen Hill runs a 4.30

INDIANAPOLIS -- Georgia Tech is the launching pad for big, fast prototypical wide receivers. That's unusual considering the Yellow Jackets primarily run the option as their base offense, believing in the foundation of the running game. So, why does Georgia Tech produce so many fast downfield targets? The latest: Stephen Hill, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound emerging speedster who ran a 4.30 today.

The swift clocking at the NFL scouting combine should elevate Hill's draft stock.

It's the fastest time at the combine thus far. His second time was a 4.31, proving his consistency.

Hill is hoping to follow in the footsteps of former Georgia Tech wide receivers Demaryius Thomas (Denver Broncos) and Calvin Johnson (Detroit Lions).

"Of course, both of us are big," Hill said when asked about comparisons to Thomas. "I'm a little bit taller. I feel like I'm a little bit faster, too but he's actually heavier. He knew the game well because he was older and things of that nature. Other than that, I'm trying to make my own name, not trying to be Demaryius." Hill wasn't surprised that he ran so fast.

It's what he expected.

"You know, I've been clocked in the low 4's, 4.4's," Hill said. "I'm thinking about running a 4.3 but, you know, whatever happens on Sunday happens.I'm trying to go out there and run the fastest 40."

Here's more of our coveage of Stephen Hill:

Path to the NFL Draft -- Stephen Hill http://profootball.scout.com/2/1161861.html

NFL Combine: Hill Ready to Run http://profootball.scout.com/2/1161627.html

For more coverage of the NFL, go to profootball.scout.com.

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