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NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Report: Khalil Hodge, LB, University at Buffalo

2019 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Position: ILB      Name: Khalil Hodge      College: Buffalo University   

Height:  6-1         Weight: 240lb      Arms: 31 3/8        Hands: 9”

Jersey: 4               Draft Class: 2019/ Senior

News & Stats

2017- Hodge had a monumental year with 154 tackles for the Bulls.

All Mac First team ( ILB). His 154 tackles ranked him 2nd in the entire nation.

He also had 6.5 TFL, 3 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 2 INT’s.

2016-  Started every one of his 12 games. All Mac ILB 123 tackles in first season in Buffalo. After he transfered from City College of San Francisco. Added 7 TFL, which was 2nd on the team. 8th player in School history to ever have 10 or  more tackles in 7 consecutive games and 16 plus tackles in consecutive games. 9/17/16 season high 17 tackles against Nevada. 11/25/2016- 11 solo tackles against Bowling Green.

2015- While at Junior College at City College of San Francisco he was a vital part in getting them to the state Championship 2015. Had 72 tackles along with a pair of picks.

High School- St Mary’s HS, Stockton C.A. Had a ridiculous 262 tackles in his senior year.  4 INT’s, 2 sack and 2 forced fumble.

Draft Stock/ Projection

Round 5 – 7          Forty projection- 4.63

Still early in the process  he has a full Senior year to turn heads.  

Summary

Hodge jumped out to me, when i was scouting another Buffalo player.

Mid/late round gem with tons of upside.  Muscular frame with strong upper and lower body power . Nose for the ball can shoot gaps hunt QB’s & RB’s.  Tremendous in coverage for a big linebacker ,has amazing agility.

Also very good bull rushing O linemen and making plays in the backfield.

2nd in tackles in 2017 in the Nation. With a good Senior year this young man could be known by many scouts and NFL personal by the end of the College season.

Super aggressive could fit both 43 and 34 fronts. Vision to see plays develop, which is crucial for an Inside backer. Great first step, would imagine his 10 yard split should be good at his pro day.

He showed improvement every year from High School straight thru College.

Hopefully that continues in his Senior year into the NFL. Football IQ is top notch. Recognition of plays is outstanding as well as, a top tackler in all of CFB.

This report was completed by Matt Anzio our newest addition on NFL Draft Diamonds! Follow him on Twitter!

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