Bucky Hodges – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Bucky Hodges



Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
TE Virginia Tech 7 JR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'5 249 4.78 6'6 257 32 1/2 10 1/8

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.57 39 11'2 18 DNP 4.45


Hodges was highly productive for Virginia Tech, posting 133 receptions, for over 1700 receiving yards, and 20 receiving touchdowns. He has great size, he is also a great pass catcher, he is sure handed, he is a good blocking tight end, he runs good routes, and he is tough to take down. He also does a great job of making defenders miss, he is a good deep threat, he is also a good redzone target/threat, and he can lineup at tight end, and in the slot as a receiver if needed. The only issue is he does not have elite speed, but that does not hamper his game. I expect Hodges to be a day 2 pick, likely in the 3rd round are when it is all said and done.


Has great size

Is a great pass catcher

A scoring machine

Has put up great receiving yards numbers so far

Sure handed

A good blocking TE

A good route runner

Tough to take down

Makes defenders miss

Can lineup in the slot as a receiver if needed

A good redzone target and threat

A good deep threat

Very productive his first 2 seasons at VA Tech


Does not have elite TE speed but that does not hurt his game at all

Career Stats:

Games Played: 40

Receptions: 133

Receiving Yards: 1747

Receiving Touchdowns: 20

Yards Per Catch: 13.1