The New York Jets' speedy second-round draft pick out of Georgia Tech modeled his game after Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, also a former Yellow Jackets star, but agreed Saturday with comparisons to Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson.
If Hill could go old school: "Jerry Rice."
The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Hill is expected to step into a starting role opposite Santonio Holmes. Hill said he worked out during the last few months in Bradenton, Fla., with a number of quarterbacks, including fellow draft picks Ryan Tannehill, Russell Wilson, Kirk Cousins, and former Jets star Vinny Testaverde.
"They're expecting a lot of things out of me, and I'm here Day 1 to come out here and just play and gradually get myself to being a great player," Hill said.
Hill had just 49 career catches in three seasons at Georgia Tech as a result of the school's option offense, but he was able to keep a positive outlook.
"Honestly, I didn't think about how it would affect my NFL chances because Demaryius Thomas came out of the same offense," he said. "It was a little frustrating because as a receiver, you're greedy and you want the ball, but the type of guy I am, I just like to win."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.