"Healthy and confident," Lal told The Star-Ledger. "That’s the biggest thing. I think he’s believing, and believing in himself – and it’s starting to show."
Hill struggled with knee injuries, inconsistency and dropped passes his first two seasons.
"It’s been the injuries that have hindered it and kind of somewhat made it harder than it could have been," Lal said. "He’s taken the coaching the whole time. Now, he’s able to do it physically, so it’s just kind of coming together right now."
Hill has a chance to be the No. 2 receiver behind Eric Decker.
Hill was selected under the Mike Tannenbaum regime, so general manager John Idzik "just may cut the team's losses on him," the report said. Hill has 45 catches for 594 yards and four touchdowns through two seasons.
The studs include receivers
The duds were quarterbacks
"It's a little early to label him as a bust," Lal said. "When I think of bust, I don't think of him that way. I have seen players who are higher picks that were busts because of their own laziness. Those are busts. ... I have a hard time labeling a guy a bust when he's done everything in his power. Luck in terms of injuries hasn't been on his side. Therefore, he hasn't produced consistently. And he's still only 23 years old."
|2012||New York Jets||11||8||21||252||12.0||33||3||3||0||17|
|2013||New York Jets||12||11||24||342||14.3||51||1||5||2||15|
|2012||New York Jets||11||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||New York Jets||12||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2012||New York Jets||11||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||New York Jets||12||1||1||0||1||0||0||1||0|