Saints HC Sean Payton on third-year TE Josh Hill: “He’s exactly what we’re looking for… He’s talented, he can run, he’s young, but he’s consistent, and those are the things that allow you to win… He’s one of those players had he gone to the Combine, he probably would have been drafted. If you just took his numbers and plugged them in — height, weight, speed, vertical jump, broad jump, production — they’re pretty impressive. And he was a great addition for us, a great signing for us, a couple of years ago.”
With the Jimmy Graham trade, the door is open for Hill to start for the Saints. He only played 288 snaps in 2014, but still managed to catch 14 passes for 176 yards and five touchdowns on just 20 targets. If the team doesn't add a tight end early in the draft, Hill will likely see starter's snaps in 2015. If that's the case, he'll be one of the hottest sleepers heading into draft season.