BIO: All-Conference selection and consistent starter the past three seasons. Posted 52 tackles and broke up six passes as a senior.
POSITIVES: Outstanding athlete with good cover skills. Quick backpedaling in reverse, immediately plants on the throw and displays an explosive break to the action. Fluid turning to run with opponents off the line and easily stays downfield with receivers. Loses nothing transitioning back to the ball and displays good reaction. Runs with receivers laterally and has a solid break to the pass.
NEGATIVES: Does not play to his size, rarely slows opponents with jams at the line of scrimmage, does more knocking down then tackling and has difficulty battling large receivers. Played back on his heels as a senior and seemingly did more chasing than recovering. Has not recorded an interception in three years.
ANALYSIS: An athletic cornerback with innate skills, Hodge must start to show more consistency and significantly improve his ball skills. Needs to become more physical, play to his measurables and prove he is more than just a nickel back at the next level.