Bucky Hodges
Projection
Round 3
Grade
B
6.60
Eventual Starter

Bucky Hodges

Tight End
Virginia Tech
  • Year: Redshirt Junior
  • Height: 6-6
  • Weight: 257
  • 40-Yard: 4.57
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Good size and an exceptional athlete. Will probably test out as the most athletic tight end. Has length. Adequate route runner. Can get in and out of cuts quickly to get separation. Very good deep threat. Makes some difficult catches.

Weak Points

Have seen him make some tough catches so you know he has good hands but has too many drops. Poor blocker for his size. Inconsistent effort and I question his overall toughness.

The Way We See It

Hodges will test off the charts but he is not as good a player as his testing results would indicate. He has great size and the frame to get bigger. He is listed as a tight end but is really a huge wide receiver. Seldom plays in tight and he is a poor blocker. Has very inconsistent blocking effort and lacks technique. As a receiver, he gets open and makes some big plays but he also has too many drops. Has the look of a boom or bust pick. Will never play as a Y and will always play flexed out. Will create matchup problems for the defense. Might get drafted much higher than my grade.