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Scouting Report: Howard Hodges
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 250 40: 4.85 Pos: DE
Bio: Two year starter that finished the '03 season 53/13/11 sacks after 62/11/9 the prior year.
Pos: Athletic pass rushing prospect with limited growth potential. Plays with excellent leverage, slides off blocks, then redirects to the action. Deceptively strong, keeps driving up the field and chases hard to get involved in the play. Works to stay off blocks and rarely off his feet.
Neg: Not explosive off the snap and slow shedding blocks once engaged with opponents.
Analysis: Described as a hard worker and effort player, Hodges projects as a pass rush specialist at the next level. Heart, athleticism and ability to play special teams next summer gives him an added advantage.
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