Bucky Hodges – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Bucky Hodges

TE

Basics:

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

Overview:

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.

Strengths:

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

Weaknesses:

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