Isaiah Hodgins – Part 1 – College Evaluation

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Isaiah Hodgins stands 6’4” 209lbs. and is 21 years old. Hodgins had modest production at OSU, notching 176 catches for 2,322 yards and 20tds, averaging over 13 yards per catch.

Find out what our 8 writers think about Isaiah Hodgins in our college evaluation below!

PASADENA, CA – OCTOBER 05: Oregon State Beavers wide receiver Isaiah Hodgins (17) catches a touchdown pass from Oregon State Beavers quarterback Jake Luton (6) (not pictured) during a college football game between the Oregon State Beavers and the UCLA Bruins on October 05, 2019, at Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. (Photo by David Dennis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Athletic Ability: 6.3/10

The team wasn’t wowed by Hodgins athletic profile, especially from a player of his size. A lot of comments about being average brought this score to where you see it now. He doesn’t have the crazy field quickness you’d hope to see. A redeeming quality about his athletic ability is his jumping, as we saw him high-point plenty of passes in his collegiate career. From a speed standpoint, we don’t see a ton of it on the tape. This leads us to believe Isaiah Hodgins profiles more like a big slot receiver or red zone threat at the next level.

Toughness: 5.9/10

From a 6’4” 200 plus pound player, you’d like to see them box out defenders more. Hodgins needs to bring a better physicality to his game. Unfortunately in college he did not and that is concerning entering the NFL. We also saw plenty of times where he couldn’t beat press coverage. A player of his size, verse college competition, should be able to dominate physically.

PULLMAN, WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 23: Isaiah Hodgins #17 of the Oregon State Beavers catches a pass against Marcus Strong #4 of the Washington State Cougars in the second half at Martin Stadium on November 23, 2019 in Pullman, Washington. Washington State defeats Oregon State 54-53. (Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images)

Hands: 7.5/10

This was the lone bright spot for the team in evaluating Hodgins college tape. This young man has a massive catch radius. He also does a good job of using his hands to go get balls which can help him facing smaller corners in the NFL.

YAC: 5.5/10

This was even lower than the toughness, and the reason being is we saw him all to often go down too easily. We would have liked to see him rack up more yards after initial contact after the catch.

Route Running: 5.5/10

This area isn’t necessarily Hodgins fault, as the route tree at OSU isn’t super deep, so it’s hard to say whether it’s the player or the system. That being said, they didn’t have him running a ton of different routes. The routes he did run, he ran fairly well. So, we think he’s about average in this area.

COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 01: Wide receiver Isaiah Hodgins of the Oregon State Beavers catches a deep pass as cornerback Kendall Sheffield (8) of the Ohio State Buckeyes attempts to intercept in a game between the Oregon State Beavers and the Ohio State Buckeyes on September 01, 2018 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Adam Lacy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)