Why Bucky Hodges fell to the 6th round

A forum for the hard core Minnesota Vikings fan. Discuss upcoming games, opponents, trades, draft or what ever is on the minds of Viking fans!

Moderator: Moderators

Post Reply
AllDay
Rookie
Posts: 46
Joined: Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:18 pm

Why Bucky Hodges fell to the 6th round

Post by AllDay » Sun May 21, 2017 4:19 pm

An interesting post about why Bucky Hodges (projected by some to go as high as the 3rd round) fell all the way to the 6th round: http://walterfootball.com/ws2017bhodges.php

Seems mostly to be because of his limited play style, in that he is just a straight line player.
0 x

Nunin
Pro Bowl Elite Player
Posts: 567
Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:40 am

Re: Why Bucky Hodges fell to the 6th round

Post by Nunin » Sun May 21, 2017 6:38 pm

I wasn't impressed with the pick for2 reasons:
1 his name is Bucky
2 he plays TE but lacks blocking skills....so he's another project on offense...or a gadget guy.
-
maybe he'll turn out to be a Jermaine Wiggins type as far as heart and effort goes. we'll see...
0 x

Demi
Commissioner
Posts: 23761
Joined: Sun Dec 12, 2004 4:24 pm

Re: Why Bucky Hodges fell to the 6th round

Post by Demi » Sun May 21, 2017 7:43 pm

Should be a good fit for the offense at least.
0 x

User avatar
808vikingsfan
Hall of Fame Candidate
Posts: 3392
Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:45 pm
Location: Hawaii

Re: Why Bucky Hodges fell to the 6th round

Post by 808vikingsfan » Mon May 22, 2017 2:23 am

After reading the article, I still don't know why he dropped. 3 sources? That's it?

Kieper had him as high as 1st-2nd at one point. He crushed the combine from what I've read.

The only common negative is his blocking skills but that was known before the draft. I mean, who cares if he needs work on his blocking. The mismatches he'll create against LBs and DBs and his ability to play above the rim is where his value lies.



I can google all day and all I can find is Bucky is a projected 2nd to 3rd round pick.

Projection: 2nd to 3rd round
http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/buck ... ort-011617
It seems unlikely that Hodges would approach the first round, but a selection in the first 40 picks wouldn't surprise.
http://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/footba ... e-combine/
Bucky would be a great option in the third round(likely the second round if the Broncos want him).
http://www.milehighreport.com/2017/3/20 ... cky-hodges





and the list goes on...
CBS Sports has him as the #6 TE and #74 overall.
The potential is obvious for Hodges. When the dust settles, Hodges has Pro Bowl potential."
NFL.com's Chad Reuter has Hodges as the 7th TE off the board to Atlanta in the 3rd Round.
Draft Wire for USA Today has Bucky going as the 5th TE, after the big 3 and Adam Shaheen (Ashland). But it's late in the 3rd at 88 overall to the Raiders.
Da Windy City sees him as a 2nd rounder to eventually replace the often injured Zach Miller.
http://www.thekeyplay.com/content/2017/ ... -prospects
0 x
Joined: Aug 2006
Deleted: Sept 12 2014
Reborn: Sept 17 2014

User avatar
808vikingsfan
Hall of Fame Candidate
Posts: 3392
Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:45 pm
Location: Hawaii

Re: Why Bucky Hodges fell to the 6th round

Post by 808vikingsfan » Mon May 22, 2017 5:34 am

AllDay wrote:An interesting post about why Bucky Hodges (projected by some to go as high as the 3rd round) fell all the way to the 6th round: http://walterfootball.com/ws2017bhodges.php

Seems mostly to be because of his limited play style, in that he is just a straight line player.

Interesting. Someone pointed this out on another forum. Notice anything?

http://walterfootball.com/ws2017jleggett.php
0 x
Joined: Aug 2006
Deleted: Sept 12 2014
Reborn: Sept 17 2014

User avatar
J. Kapp 11
Hall of Famer
Posts: 6949
Joined: Fri Sep 22, 2006 12:57 pm

Re: Why Bucky Hodges fell to the 6th round

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Mon May 22, 2017 8:44 am

808vikingsfan wrote:
Interesting. Someone pointed this out on another forum. Notice anything?

http://walterfootball.com/ws2017jleggett.php
Yeah. I do notice something.

The writer is a one-trick pony. :rock:
0 x
Image
Go ahead. I dare you.
Underestimate this man.

5thWave
Backup
Posts: 85
Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:31 pm
Location: Southwest Missouri

Re: Why Bucky Hodges fell to the 6th round

Post by 5thWave » Mon May 22, 2017 9:18 am

Bradford has to be salivating:
https://www.youtube.com/embed/xANXGTJRQMQ
0 x

mansquatch
Hall of Fame Candidate
Posts: 3473
Joined: Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:44 pm
Location: Coon Rapids, MN

Re: Why Bucky Hodges fell to the 6th round

Post by mansquatch » Mon May 22, 2017 9:34 am

So the guy is like every other late round pick and needs to develop his game to match his physical talents in order to succeed in the NFL? The crisis here would be if they blew a 2nd or 3rd on him and that was the case.
0 x
Winning is not a sometime thing it is an all of the time thing - Vince Lombardi

User avatar
S197
Fenrir
Posts: 11326
Joined: Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:28 pm
Location: Hawaii

Re: Why Bucky Hodges fell to the 6th round

Post by S197 » Mon May 22, 2017 1:56 pm

808vikingsfan wrote:
Interesting. Someone pointed this out on another forum. Notice anything?

http://walterfootball.com/ws2017jleggett.php
Wow nice catch.
0 x

User avatar
dead_poet
Commissioner
Posts: 24484
Joined: Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:30 pm
Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Re: Why Bucky Hodges fell to the 6th round

Post by dead_poet » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:08 pm

0 x
“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that.” --- Bill Shankly

User avatar
Pondering Her Percy
Hall of Famer
Posts: 5325
Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:38 am
Location: Watertown, NY

Re: Why Bucky Hodges fell to the 6th round

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:46 pm

Nunin wrote:I wasn't impressed with the pick for2 reasons:
1 his name is Bucky
2 he plays TE but lacks blocking skills....so he's another project on offense...or a gadget guy.
-
maybe he'll turn out to be a Jermaine Wiggins type as far as heart and effort goes. we'll see...
Not sure how a TE can be a "gadget guy". That's more for smaller, speedy WRs. IMO, yeah having a guy that can block obviously helps but we needed an athletic TE to pair with Rudy and we have our blocking TE in Morgan. I think it was a low risk/high reward type pick
0 x
Image

autobon7
All Pro Elite Player
Posts: 1033
Joined: Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:20 pm

Re: Why Bucky Hodges fell to the 6th round

Post by autobon7 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:06 am

dead_poet wrote:Look out for Bucky.

https://climbingthepocket.com/2017/07/1 ... s-the-key/
Good read......gets me excited to see if he can produce at the pro level. When does the season start???
0 x

User avatar
J. Kapp 11
Hall of Famer
Posts: 6949
Joined: Fri Sep 22, 2006 12:57 pm

Re: Why Bucky Hodges fell to the 6th round

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:21 pm

dead_poet wrote:Look out for Bucky.

https://climbingthepocket.com/2017/07/1 ... s-the-key/
Any idea who the guy is who writes this? Any biases that we know of?

It sounds too good to be true. We're talking about a 6th-round draft choice. Could all the scouts be THAT wrong? I hope this turns out to be true, but it's hard to fathom.
0 x
Image
Go ahead. I dare you.
Underestimate this man.

User avatar
jackal
Strong Safety
Posts: 11578
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2006 2:05 am
Location: California

Re: Why Bucky Hodges fell to the 6th round

Post by jackal » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:31 am

Tom Brady was a sixth round guy I think.

John Randle was undrafted and made the HOF

I am not saying Hodges will come anywhere
close to those kinda things, but it does happen.

Look at Hunter late third round guy and has
the second most sacks out of his class.
0 x
no one expects the Spanish Inquisition!

User avatar
dead_poet
Commissioner
Posts: 24484
Joined: Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:30 pm
Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Re: Why Bucky Hodges fell to the 6th round

Post by dead_poet » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:39 am

0 x
“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that.” --- Bill Shankly

Post Reply