Is Tyreek Hill overrated? (3 reasons why it is not)


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Ever since the Miami Dolphins traded Tyreek Hill, the internet has been buzzing about him.

He fueled the fires with his new podcast, in which he aired stuff from his time in Kansas City.

With what he said, NFL fans are now wondering how good or bad Hill really is as a receiver.

However, there are three reasons why he’s not overrated as an NFL wide receiver.

3. Hill earned his spot after starting as a returning man

When the Kansas City Chiefs selected Hill in the fifth round, he was fourth on the depth chart and was mostly a returning man.

However, he would show in his career how good he was, and not just as a comeback man.

We didn’t even expect him to be drafted by a team, but Kansas City took a chance on him.

Many teams dropped him, but he turned out to be a superstar.

But they thought he couldn’t make it in the NFL, which was a mistake for them.

During his rookie season, he finished the year with 593 receiving yards, 592 punt return yards, and 384 kick return yards.

He also had three touchdowns on punt and kick returns and six receiving touchdowns.

These things were key to him getting a boost in a starting role with Kansas City the following year.

2. He is one of the fastest receivers in the field

When you ask NFL players what’s one of the best qualities to have, they’ll say it’s speed.

As the saying goes, speed kills.

It’s one of the main things about Hill in his NFL career.

His speed earned him the nickname Cheetah.

He used that speed as a running back and later as a receiver to help score touchdowns.

With him so quick, it’s hard for defenders to catch him after getting that big lead.

It’s also why the Dolphins made a deal with Kansas City to get Hill.

They want a receiver who can outrun defenders after winning the ball.

But there is another skill he possesses that makes him so great.

1. Hill’s ability to catch passes makes him an excellent receiver

While he was with Kansas City and Patrick Mahomes, he made some great one-handed catches.

His sure hands made him a favorite target for the team.

It also helped him with the stats as a receiver for the Chiefs.

However, some will point out that these hands weren’t as good in 2021 as they were in the past.

But even Hill would dispute that sometimes it’s about the ball being close to you.

Whether last year was a hiccup because of Mahomes, something that has been hinted at remains to be seen.

However, Hill’s stats show his highest drop-to-target percentage was in 2021 at 4.4%.

In 2020 as in 2019, it was below 4%.

So having less than 4% is a solid number for him compared to the rest of the league.

Especially if those dropped passes were a result of him trying to play.

So with a new quarterback and a new team, Hill feels his hands are good enough for 2022.




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