The wide receiver no one is talking about; I just found him last week. Oregon State WR Isaiah Hodgins was a Biletnikoff Award semi-finalist in 2019, after posting 86 receptions for 1,171 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior.
If the alarm for “Jon Robinson type production” is not going off in your head, it went off in mine. As a sophomore, Hodgins tallied 59 catches for 876 yards and five touchdowns in the PAC-12.
While Hodgins blew no one away with his 4.61 forty-yard dash at the NFL combine, I’m willing to leap. Hodgins is 6-foot-4 inches tall, and thus, a long-strider; it takes him a minute to get to top speed.
There are multiple instances on tape where he is still a viable deep-threat, and his route running ability, production, hands, and body control provide me all the confidence I need to pull the trigger in the fifth-round.
Best-case scenario, he creates more competition in the wide-receiver room and even gets into WR3 consideration. Worst-case, he’s a cheap replacement for former Titans WR Tajae Sharpe and slots in as a depth option with upside.