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Stephen Hill had an up-and-down rookie season, but the 6'4" wide receiver with lightning speed and monster size was supposed to finally live up to his potential in his sophomore season.
Instead of emerging as a trusted deep threat, though, Hill has completely vanished from New York's offense.
In twelve games, the Georgia Tech product has caught just 24 of 59 targets for 342 yards and one touchdown. Six of those receptions, 108 of those yards and the single touchdown came in one game back in Week 3 against a porous Buffalo secondary.
Hill has an embarrassing one catch on four targets in the last month and a half. Castoff receivers such as Greg Salas and David Nelson have surpassed him on the depth chart.
Hill is inching closer and closer to being a bust, and considering the Jets selected the big wideout two picks ahead of Alshon Jeffery, that would be tough to swallow.
New York's season has been full of positive surprises, but Hill's struggles are certainly not one of them.