clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

2012 NFL Draft: Bears Coach Lovie Smith Meets With Stephen Hill

According to The Chicago Tribune, head coach Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears met with draft prospect WR Stephen Hill on Tuesday, taking the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets standout to lunch.

Smith likes to meet with the various potential top draft picks, Brad Biggs reports, and after watching the 6'4" receiver's pro day in Atlanta, Smith did just that. The Chicago Bears are widely expected to target a wide receiver in the upcoming draft, among other positions, partly because the team had the 7th least passing yards (3011 YDS) and 8th least passing touchdowns (18) in the 2011 NFL season.

Meanwhile, the tall and quick Hill accrued 820 receiving yards in 2011 -- enough to lead the Bears receivers despite playing only a 13-game season -- and a 29.3 yards per catch average, leading both the ACC and the NCAA.

Stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago for more information, and for in-depth analysis on the Chicago Bears be sure to visit Windy City Gridiron. Visit SB Nation NFL for more news and notes around the league.