This is our quick reaction grade for the Buffalo Bills selection of Isaiah Hodgins out of Oregon State.
The Buffalo Bills selected their second wide receiver of Day 3 with the pick of Isaiah Hodgins out of Oregon State. This is an interesting pick considering the wide receiver position was pretty deep with talent entering the NFL Draft and now have two receivers that will likely make some tough decisions come roster cutdown time.
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Isaiah Hodgins is a big wide receiver, similar to Gabriel Davis, at 6’4″ and 210 pounds and followed a similar trajectory in terms of production. He saw his receiving yards and touchdowns increase every season in college to 1,171 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns this past year.
The difference between the two is that Hodgins isn’t the same big play threat that Davis is and doesn’t have that top speed that Davis does. This could set up Hodgins to be more of a red zone threat with his size and his ability to go up and get the football while Davis is utilized more as the big play threat down the sidelines.
It will be interesting to see how the Buffalo Bills coaching staff utilize Hodgins in this offense.
The similarities between the two picks is interesting and one has to wonder why the team would want to add another wide receiver to an already crowded position group. Considering there was players like OT Prince Tega Wanogho, TE Hunter Bryant, DE Kenny Willekes and Nick Coe among others, this may be a miss.