2017 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about BUCKY HODGES: Virginia Tech, 6060 257 4.56. Junior entry from Virginia Beach, VA. Second-team All-ACC. Hodges was essentially a wide receiver in 2016. his experience as an inline blocker is not a strength. However, what he can do with the combination of athletic ability and size can be a major difference maker in the NFL. His match-up possibilities are endless against opposing defenses once he settles into a specific position. He possesses a rare blend of size, speed, and ball skills. Can outmuscle and out leap most defensive backs in jump ball situations. Boxes out defenders from the ball. Has a wide catch radius with big strong hands. Will lay out for the off target pass. Has a burst upfield after the catch. Good vision and anticipation with the ball in his hands. Can run away from defenders downfield. Even when double teamed, Hodges is not covered with his size and athletic ability to make a play. The former prep quarterback needs plenty of skill work when it comes to route running as well as blocking, but he has undeniable match-up gifts. 2016 stats: 48-691, 14.4 ypr, 7 TD. OSR:3/17. Third/fourth round. (A-32 1/2, H-10 1/8, VJ-39, SS-4.45).