BIOGRAPHY: Four year starter awarded all-America and all-Conference honors since his junior campaign. Posted 54/668/9 as a senior after 61/1070/16 the prior year.
POSITIVES: Fluid pass catcher with natural receiving skills. Quick releasing off the line into routes, immediately gets to top speed and nicely makes the reception in stride. Plays with balance, body control and adjusts to the errant pass, reaching back to snatch the ball from the air. Displays good eye/hand coordination, takes a pounding over the middle yet holds onto the ball. Comes back into the clearing to make himself an available target and looks the pass into his hands.
NEGATIVES: Rounds off routes and not sharp into breaks. Does not possess top end speed or a second gear.
ANALYSIS: Hocker is a nice sized possession wide out with reliable hands. He comes off a slightly disappointing senior campaign yet offers possibilities as a fifth receiver at the next level.