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What others are saying: Former BYU receiver Cody Hoffman should go late in the NFL draft

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  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    April 29, 2014 7:03 p.m.

    No respect coming out of high school, works his way into the record books in college.

    Less than stellar numbers his senior year, no excuses, skeptical reviews coming out of college.

    I too think someone is going to get a bargain.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    April 29, 2014 7:23 p.m.

    I think Cody's very horrible combine showed he is one of the best receivers(who played a WAC schedule) but put up most of those numbers against WAC teams.

    Scouts don't have much video of him against big time opponents compared to most receivers.

  • Riley Mendenhall Provo, UT
    April 29, 2014 7:38 p.m.

    When I was at BYU all the talk was about Todd Watkins. This will be the same, much hype from BYU fans about this guy, but he won't make the next level.

  • BIGDAWGCOUGAR Burley, ID
    April 29, 2014 7:58 p.m.

    Game film doesn't lie he can ball!!! Chris B your assessment is way off course. Cody H.was, is and will be a great receiver!!!

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    April 30, 2014 6:28 a.m.

    @Riley Mendenhall
    Provo, UT

    "When I was at BYU all the talk was about Todd Watkins. This will be the same, much hype from BYU fans about this guy, but he won't make the next level."

    That's an unfair assessment of this young man's talents I think! Just because someone was hyped before and didn't work out doesn't mean Hoffman will not make it too. What will you say if he does get drafted and end up a successful receiver in the NFL after all? I think he's an NFL caliber receiver and will be an asset to any team that drafts him.

    Go Cody!

  • cmsense Kaysville, UT
    April 30, 2014 6:29 a.m.

    Cody has amazing body control and hands and can out fight most db's for the ball. He is not lights out speed, but his height gives him an advantage over most db's and his production doesn't lie. It is hard to say how he will do in the NFL, but I think he could be a real steal in the later rounds.

  • CougarColby Fort Benning, GA
    April 30, 2014 6:35 a.m.

    I'm not terribly impressed with the way Hoffman played this past year. Something was not right. He seemed very lackadaisical on the field and struggled to show up when the Offense needed points scored.

    I am not sure what the difference was between his Senior and Junior years. He seemed to always be in the right place at the right time with our beloved Riley Nelson was behind the center, but maybe that just showed that Hoffman was a great impromptu receiver.

    I honestly don't expect much from him. He will be an undrafted free agent and will be signed shortly following the draft like most BYU players over the past 5-10 years. He will go to camp somewhere and be cut a few weeks later.

    I wish him the best and hope that his work ethic and physicality with improve to make a roster. But there isn't a surprise when it comes to Hoffman, he is what he is. Not terribly athletic, not physical at the line or with DBs, but extremely sure handed.

  • BigCougar Bountiful, UT
    April 30, 2014 8:43 a.m.

    hard to say where he'll go. It definitely seems he hurt his draft stock coming back for his senior year. I agree with the one assessment that something seemed lacking in his approach mentally and emotionally to his senior year compared to what we saw as a junior. Still, the guy put up huge numbers despite having 4 different starting QB's throw to him and being in some terrible offenses. I hope to see him drafted.

  • Common-Tator Saint Paul, MN
    April 30, 2014 8:55 a.m.

    I thought it highly interesting that none of the constant anti-BYU naysayers could be found commenting on the first article in this series. Hopefully Utah's Trevor Reilly will do incredibly well, despite the multitude of negative "fans" that supposedly support his team (though while spewing negativity about a BYU player, were predictably silent on a player from "their" team ... if it could be said with any accuracy that they have a team).

    Cody Hoffman is an incredible receiver with the type of body (and hands) that bodes well for a long-term career, though obviously, in the NFL, nothing is guaranteed. Good luck Cody!

  • Yankees24 SLC, UT
    April 30, 2014 10:04 a.m.

    Cody Hoffman is a good receiver who will have a nice career as a backup in the NFL. His play this past year was not a reflection on him but rather who was throwing him the ball. With an NFL QB throwing him the ball he will be just fine. Great hands, size and control. He should have a career similar to Collie. Well, hopefully without the injuries.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    April 30, 2014 11:16 a.m.

    Cody Hoffman makes plays.

    Hopefully... getting dissed by talking heads will motivate him to replicate his Junior year as he moves on toward a career in the NFL.

  • BYU Joe MISSION VIEJO, CA
    April 30, 2014 11:34 a.m.

    Fine - you win Chris B:

    Utah does a better job putting players into the NFL than BYU does. Good for U. It must feel great to know that your school is willing to maintain a losing schedule so it can create a few - say less than .001% of its players making it int the NFL. What a giving set of fans to keep commenting on a team you don't play and a willingness to be the scout team for the PAC.

    I will think warm thoughts of you from Miami this winter.

  • Stringer Bell Henderson, NV
    April 30, 2014 1:33 p.m.

    He's a player that looks good on paper. However, on the field he excelled against weak opponents and often disappeared against the rare, tougher teams. Also, he got away with a lot of offensive interference against the DB's that although worked for Michael Irvin, I don't think he'll get away with in the NFL.

  • Cedar Jim CEDAR CITY, UT
    May 1, 2014 12:09 a.m.

    He will be fine, no matter where he winds up. This past season, the way they ran the offense, was detrimental to most of their receivers. Let's face it, the quarterback wasn't to proficient in the passing game until later on into the season. Relied more on legs than arm. The new offense was not working like they intended and never did really click last season. This year's offense should be much improved and more productive from the get-go.