Darius Hodge
Defensive Line from Marshall 2021 Scouting Report
Darius Hodge
Height
6-2
Weight
245 lbs
College
Marshall
Position
DL
Class
Junior
Home town
Wake Forest NC
59/100
Player Rating
14
PositionRank
4.71
FortyYD Time
Sacks
6.5
Fumbles Forced
1
Tackles
56
Sol tackles
15

Darius Hodge DL Marshall Scouting Report

Position rank: 14
40-yard dash time: 4.71-seconds
Height: 6-2, Weight: 245 lbs
Cincinnati Bengals Signed as an undrafted free agent by Cincinnati Bengals
Strengths
  • Has the pursuit skills to stay in the action. Anticipates the snap. Country strong and very physical; seeks contact.
  • Flashes nimble feet to chase running backs and mobile quarterbacks to the sideline when lined up at end. Spins off blocks to get back into the play.
  • Plays with leverage at the point of attack whether inside or outside. Keeps eyes in the backfield when inside; moves linemen to either side with strong hands.
  • Flashes strength at the point of attack with active, violent hand use. Forceful with his upper body to defeat blocks. Strong hustle player.
  • Vision to locate the ball and recognize cut blocks. Can rip past blockers and pull down ballcarriers when he cannot fully disengage from linemen.
  • Possesses accurate snap anticipation and timing to beat blockers off the edge.
  • Easily gains inside leverage by shooting gaps.
  • Aggressive with good awareness to track the ball and attack. Tenacious, tough, competItIve and versatile.
Weaknesses
  • Stands up well against the run but is very pursuit-conscious and will take unneeded wide angles.
  • He doesn't have the elite quickness or flexibility to flatten off the edge against NFL blockers and might have to add bulk to be a 3-4 defense five-technique, or strong-side end in a 4-3.

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