Khalil Hodge Scouting Report

Khalil Hodge scouting report
(USA TODAY Sports)

Strengths:

  • Great work ethic
  • High football IQ
  • Very isntinctive
  • Elite tackle production
  • Consistent to break down, widen and finish his tackles
  • Solid blitzer
  • Decent in coverage
  • Zone drops feature attentive eyes balanced between targets and QB
  • Slips blocks well
  • Should play with chip on shoulder

Weaknesses:

  • Scouts question size traits
  • Needs work block shedding
  • Athletic traits are lacking
  • Did not test well and was not invited to combine
  • Will he be able to cover athletic backs at the next level?

Analysis: I am higher than most on Hodge after watching him play at UB for the past three seasons. He was extremely productive racking up hundreds of tackles while showing off his elite football IQ and character. While he may be lacking in some athletic traits and does not have the speed that will keep him on the field for three downs–he is the type of player coaches love to have on their football team. I’ve seen Hodge be talked about as a UDFA, but I would be shocked if he goes undrafted. He is a value pick on Day 3 and will surprise most of these ‘pundits’ ragging on his game. His instincts are in a class by themselves and that alone should warrant draft consideration.

Size: 6’1 234lbs

Draft Grade: 5th round

NFL Comparison: Josey Jewell

Draft Projection: Round 6

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