Once doubted as a true wide receiver, Tyreek Hill has proven to be one of the most electrifying and fun to watch players in the NFL. He ranks among the top-five at the position and is one of the few elites.
There are certain football players who you watch and just know are special. Hill is one of them.
Cheetah’s unmatched speed has been on display for years now and it is time he enters the conversation as one of the league’s best.
Early in his career, he immediately drew comparisons to players like all-time great returner Devin Hester because of his lightning speed.
In his rookie campaign, Hill had 61 receptions for 593 yards and six scores. Andy Reid knew he found something special when the rookie added 267 rushing yards on 24 carries and three TDs the same season.
It was very apparent early on that Hill was going to be a hidden gem and key fit to Reid and Bieniemy’s offensive scheme.
Tyreek Hill: Most Dangerous Player
With a nickname like Cheetah, it is safe to say he is the fastest player in the NFL. Not only is Hill the quickest, but he is also the most dangerous player in the league.
He is the best deep ball receiver in the league and his run after catch ability is unlike anything ever seen.
What makes Hill so dangerous is not only his unguardable route-running but also his skill set on jet sweeps and end-arounds.
On display below, his mind-blowing speed…
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If you are caught blinking, odds are you will find him throwing up deuces and trotting to the end zone.
Getting the ball in open space is where he thrives because of his agility and running-back-like vision.
There is no other player in the league like him, and this is what makes him one of the best receivers in the game.
Teams will have a much more difficult time preparing for a player whom they simply cannot imitate or come close to doing so.
Numbers Do Not Lie
Last season, Hill was one of three players to record at least 1,200 receiving yards and 11 receiving touchdowns. (Travis Kelce was featured on this list)
Finishing the season with 15 receiving touchdowns on 87 grabs for 1,276 yards, it was no mystery the stellar season he was putting on.
In his five-year career, Hill has hauled in 368 receptions for 5,391 yards and 47 TDs. These are receiving stats only.
On the ground, he has added 623 yards on 84 attempts while finding the endzone six times. For a receiver to get this amount of carries shows how special of a player he really is.
In his tenure with Kansas City, Hill also has four punt returns for touchdowns and has taken a kickoff to the house.
Where Tyreek Hill Ranks Among Receivers
It is very difficult to rank in exact order today’s receivers, but it is safe to say Hill ranks among the best.
What makes a receiver elite is when they have a key aspect or factor to their game which gives them a nearly unstoppable advantage.
Hill’s key attribute is clearly his speed and explosiveness.
His ability to create space against any given cornerback is unmatched. Hill does this with his electric speed and dynamic footwork.
There is no arguing he is a top player in the game and his lightning speed is not coming to a halt.
Cheetah is a top-three wideout in today’s game right now and there is no arguing that. He also without question has the most dangerous skill set out there.
If Hill can manage to stay healthy he will be one of the top receivers in the league again, if not the best.
To top it all off, he has 19 touchdowns of 50 yards or more in his career. This number is eight more than the next…
Hypothetical Top 5
- Davante Adams (GB)
- Tyreek Hill (KC)
- DeAndre Hopkins (ARI)
- Stefon Diggs (Buf)
- Julio Jones (ATL)
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