Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Hill averaged 29.3 yards per reception.
Fleener averaged 19.6 yards per reception.
That just means Hill was ONLY used on deep routes. Your Average goes down if you catch 10 yd passes to get key first downs, but those are obviously just as important as being able to occasionally go deep. They mostly ran the ball to get the shorter gains, and had Hill go do streak routes down the field when they needed a lot of last minute yardage to catch up.
Fleener got twice the TDs being a much lower % of the Stanford total passing game.
I like Fleener more than Hill. You're talking about the best, most well-rounded tight end in the draft VS a guy who is physically gifted but only caught deep passes. One would impact immediately, the other might take a year or two to really emerge. If we go WR I'm more of a Wright fan.