Matt Waldman’s RSP NFL Lens examines the game of Colts’ veteran wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, whose elegant and refined movement as a route runner and pass-catcher makes him one of the underrated veterans of the NFL.
One of my favorite NFL wide receivers that I rarely mention is T.Y. Hilton. A potent deep threat, a dangerous slot receiver, and a reliable perimeter threat, Hilton is speed, quick, savvy, and tough.
What sets him apart is the efficiency of his movements. The acts of running routes, catching passes and transitioning downfield as ballcarriers usually showcase the difference between an athlete who can do a lot of these things and a complete receiver.
Receivers are storytellers. Young receivers often tell stories suited for sitcoms—predictable and exaggerated tales complete with laugh tracks that tell you when something important is going to happen and how to respond.
Veteran receivers like Hilton are more like Hemingway, there’s no fluff and the important things sneak up on you because of the well-crafted lines.
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