Strengths: Is a player on the rise who clearly benefited from the move from OG to OC. Has adequate height and the frame to add a little bit more bulk. Is quick and has good short-area mobility. Very good lateral movement skills. Is at his best laterally and in short area. Takes good angles as a run blocker and has improved his ability to consistently get to his assignment on the second level. Possesses above average athleticism. Takes good angles, plays under control and can hit the moving target. Is a feisty blocker that works to finish and will do what it takes to complete his assignment. Utilizes the cut-block well. Has a quick set in pass pro. Shows good awareness, balance and the ability to mirror and slide.
Weaknesses: Has adequate height but lacks good bulk. Does not have a great base and needs to improve his lower body strength. Struggles to anchor vs. a powerful bull rush. Will need help when covered by massive two-gap NT's in the running game. Does not get a good enough push as a run blocker and needs to be in great position and be playing with great leverage to complete his assignments. Has decent but not great athleticism. The more space he's in the less effective he becomes.
Overall: Hodgdon was a heavyweight weightlifting champion in high school but he also tore his left ACL. He redshirted as a true freshman in 2000 and was a reserve interior offensive lineman as a redshirt freshman in 2001 before becoming a fulltime starter at right guard in 2002. He moved to center in 2003, where he was the fulltime starter his final two seasons at Arizona State. Hodgdon lacks exceptional tools but he is a player that continues to improve and has excelled since his move from OG to OC. He has below average bulk and strength, and he doesn't have great downfield mobility. He is, however, an above average athlete with good lateral movement skills and short-area agility. He also is technically sound, efficient, tough and durable. Hodgdon has a passion for the game and shows a very good work-ethic on and off the field. Overall, Hodgdon might not have the upside to develop into a starter at in the NFL but he's a versatile interior offensive lineman that could potentially serve as a backup at OC and OG. He's the type of worker that a team wants on the bottom-half of its roster and he'll give a great effort as a camp-body and practice player, which helps in terms of his value as a late round prospect.
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