Bolts conduct second interview with receiver

Another private visit has been confirmed, as the San Diego Chargers have met with a wide receiver who first interviewed with the team during Senior Bowl week. This individual has an excellent feel for the game, consistently finding soft spots in coverages and coming through with clutch plays. And because he is more of a complementary receiver, he could play Robin to Vincent Jackson's Batman.

Jason Hill (6-foot-1, 204 lbs.), a receiver from Washington State, is a player the Chargers could be targeting in round two or three. Hill started every game during his final three collegiate seasons, accumulating 148 catches for 2,704 yards and 32 scores.

He is the only player in school history to record back-to-back seasons with over 1,000 yards receiving and his 32 receiving touchdowns rank second in Pac-10 history.

That productivity earned Hill a spot on the Senior Bowl roster, where he showcased his skills amongst the nation's top prospects.

"It was a heck of an experience being out there with guys like Troy Smith, a Heisman Trophy winner, and guys from around the county that I had only seen on TV," Hill said. "It's was good to see those guys in person and compare myself to them. I think I did damn well."

Hill is exciting player with the deceptive speed to make big plays downfield. He has soft hands, good awareness and a willingness to fight for the ball. Additionally, he looks comfortable making plays along the sideline and is surprisingly effective in the red zone for a player with only average height.

Although Hill is slightly inconsistent with his routes and needs do a better job setting up defenders, he is still viewed as a gamer who will rise to the occasion. During Senior Bowl week, he shined in front of numerous legends of the NFL game.

"It's a lot of pressure because those are some big shoes to fill," said Hill of playing in front of so many former stars. "When you step in between those lines you try not to think about it because it will definitely hinder your play."

Hill's play, however, showed no signs of any hindrance. During the Senior Bowl game, he hauled in a 7-yard touchdown pass from Smith. He also added 35 yards rushing via a reverse on the game's opening drive.

In San Diego, Hill would likely begin as the team's third receiver, working out of the slot before eventually supplanting Eric Parker in the starting line-up. He could see time on special teams, too.

"I'm a hard worker, a guy that's always going to give it his all," Hill said. "I'll definitely bring playmaking skills to any team, whether it's on offense or special teams."

One reason the Chargers are expected to lead off the draft with a safety is that great receiving talent can be found later on day one. So if the Bolts indeed go defense first, Hill will become a top target in the subsequent rounds.


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