Isaiah Hodgins

WR, Oregon State

  • Conf Pac-12 - North
  • Jersey #17
  • Class Junior
  • HT 6'4"
  • DOB 10/21/1998
  • WT 209 lbs



    PROS: Big-framed receiver who knows what he's doing with his length. Attacks the ball at apex/extension with a vicegrip and can withstand contact in the air as he addresses the football. Catch radius is borderline elite given concentration, quick adjustments, and strength in his hands -- great candidate for designed contested balls, like back-shoulder and goal line fades. Has some surprising snappiness for a player of his size and can sink his hips nicely into his breaks. Eats up group with a long first step and gets up to top speed with intention; sneaky fast, as it were. Similarly deceptive in terms of YAC ability -- has good contact balance and a competitive approach. Displays the ability to generate separation off of the line with good understanding of coverage and route manipulation -- does very well to sell his fakes on releases and double moves.

    CONS: Underadvanced in his route stem off of 2018 film. Regularly leans into his breaks and does not offer much physicality on vertical stems when addressing off coverage. Rarely saw press coverage and seemed outmatched when offered it, even against much smaller corners. Likely a technique/experience issue and not a physicality/want-to issue. Regardless, releases and route-building within five yards the biggest question off of current film. Not an elite athlete in terms of long speed or quicks and won't have nearly the RAC success in the NFL, though competitiveness and good burst will still help him here.

    Updated: 09/05/19