VIDEO: Tyreek Hill appears on ESPN’s Sports Science
By Matt Conner
The latest episode of ESPN’s Sports Science features Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill, the NFL’s fastest player.
It only makes sense that the single fastest player in the National Football League would get his time in the spotlight on ESPN’s Sports Science to take a closer look at his tremendous top speed. Tyreek Hill finally appeared on the show, released to YouTube on Tuesday, in a display that shows just how dangerous the Kansas City Chiefs wideout can be.
You can view the entire episode below, but it’s interesting to see the measures they use to showcase his talents—from how much of his stride includes making contact with the ground to just how many Pee Wee football players he can juke at a time.
Hill is still growing into his role as the team’s top wideout, taking the place of Jeremy Maclin who was released earlier this offseason in a surprise summer move. Hill looked the part of an Antonio Brown style of receiver in Week 1 in a win over the New England Patriots, but teams have been keen to lock him down as a vertical threat, such as this week’s win over the Washington Redskins. The D.C. secondary help him to only 5 total catches on 6 targets, good for a season-low 35 receiving yards.
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Still despite Hill’s dip in production this week, his presence forces defenses to account for him and leave others open, which is why others like Kareem Hunt or Travis Kelce are able to generate the numbers they have.
Check out the complete Sports Science episode below.