Isaiah Hodgins – Proving that Size Does Matter

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Isaiah Hodgins is a big-bodied wide receiver who can just go up and get the football with ease. Hodgins is the son of longtime NFL fullback James Hodgins, who played with Marshall Faulk and the Rams. He is a 6’4”, 210lbs wideout from Oregan State.  He has great ball skills, strong hands and the ability to box out defenders and grab jump balls. His route running could use some improvement, but he has the potential to eventually grow into a solid weapon with red-zone potential.

He contributed on the field immediately for the Beavers. Hodgins earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors as OSU’s leading receiver. He a productive 2019 after grabbing 86 passes for 1,171 yards (13.6 per) and 13 touchdowns. Hodgins started 11 of 12 games played as a junior and received second-team all-conference recognition for his playmaking ability. For more Eagles draft opportunities click here.

Strengths

  • NFL size and competitiveness to play outside
  • Takes smart angles back to the throw on first two levels
  • Great awareness to protect the catch with his frame
  • Squares his numbers to the quarterback over the middle
  • Instinctive ball skills and body control
  • Good luck finding drops
  • Tremendous ball tracker
  • Able to create late catch space tight to the boundary

Weaknesses

  • Has issues against talented press-man
  • Excessive stutter release needs to be quicker
  • Problems shaking coverage
  • Doesn’t have enough speed to worry a cornerback

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