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2012 NFL Draft: Buddy Nix Takes In Stephen Hill's Pro Day

Buffalo Bills GM Buddy Nix spent part of his Thursday at the Georgia Tech pro day, where the standout performer was one of the hottest prospects in the 2012 NFL Draft field: wide receiver Stephen Hill.

Hill, in three years as a Yellow Jacket, caught just 49 passes for 1,248 yards and nine touchdowns in 38 games. His low statistics can be largely attributed to playing in coach Paul Johnson's triple option offense, and NFL talent evaluators have been overlooking his production in favor of his outstanding athleticism.

Gil Brandt of reports that Hill "lit it up" in Thursday's workout, which followed one of the standout performances of the 2012 NFL Combine in late February. There, the 6'4", 215-pound Hill ran a 4.36-second 40-yard dash, had a ridiculous 1.2-second 10-yard split, and put up a vertical jump of 39.5 inches.

Now widely considered a contender to be a first-round pick, Hill is exactly the type of big, fast and athletic wideout that Nix has said he's seeking to add to his roster. Time will tell if the Bills will be in a position to take Hill, who isn't yet considered worthy of the No. 10 pick, but may be too hot a commodity to be around when the Bills pick in the second round.