T.Y. Hilton Feels Disrespected by Player Rankings

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 24: Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton
OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 24: Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton /

T.Y. Hilton continues to be criminally underrated, and he’s starting to speak his mind.

T.Y. Hilton has been overlooked ever since he came into the league as a late third-round pick in the 2012 draft.

All he’s done in the NFL is produce at a high level with four straight 1,000-yard seasons after an impressive rookie year where he gained 861 yards.

Hilton was ranked as the 61st-best player on NFL Network’s Top 100 list, and came in at number 115 in the Monday Morning Quarterback’s Top 400 list this offseason.

Hilton is finally fed up with not being recognized as a top-tier player.

"“I don’t know, man,’’ Hilton told reporters. “They still don’t see me as a top-5 receiver. My stats speak for themselves.’’"

Pro Football Focus had a slightly higher opinion of Hilton in their player rankings slotting him in at 54 overall after he earned a grade of 87.3 from them last season.

If the stats spoke for themselves, Hilton would be the number one wide receiver on everyone’s list after he led the league in receiving yards last season.

Hilton acknowledges he is still working on his game. He wants to find the end zone more in 2017 as he’s never had more than 7 TD’s in a season.

"“I want to get double-digit touchdowns,’’ said Hilton. “That’s my main thing. If we do that, we should be back in the playoffs.’’"

T.Y. Hilton has had the benefit of playing with an elite quarterback in Andrew Luck for his entire career. However, he’s gained 630 yards receiving in 10 games with Luck on the sidelines over the past two seasons.

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Hilton has made three Pro Bowls during his career, but he’s striving for even more recognition as he enters the prime of his career.

He’s had to prove doubters wrong during the entirety of his football career, and he’ll continue to do that in 2017.