KJ Hill: “Every Receiver That Got Picked Before Me…. I’m Taking That As Fuel”

Many people were shocked to see Ohio State wide receiver KJ Hill drop all the way to the seventh round in the NFL draft.

He was the 34th receiver taken in a historically loaded receiver class. And he won’t forget that number.

“That’s a number I ain’t going to forget. I felt it watching the draft,” Hill said, via Daniel Popper of TheAthletic. “Every receiver that got picked before me, watching it, seeing it happen. I’m just taking that as fuel and putting that in the back of my head and remembering it every time I’m on the field, and remembering where I got picked and the guys that got picked before me.”

Hill finished his career with the most catches in Ohio State history, 201, more than Hall of Famer Cris Carter.

The Chargers selected Hill with the 220th pick in the seventh round.

“A team gave me a chance, and that was the Chargers,” Hill said. “They believed in me and drafted me. All I can do is take advantage of the opportunity and make the most of it and prove the doubters wrong.”

“A lot of people skipped on me. A lot of people doubted me,” Hill said. “I’m not fast enough. My hands are not big enough. They want to blow up my attributes. They was questioning it. All I can do is go out there and prove them wrong.”

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