Khalil Hodge, ILB, Buffalo #4

6002, 235, 4.75

Notes: From Stockton, CA. Originally went to City College of San Francisco out of high school, helping lead them to state championship in 2015. Transferred to Buffalo and started all 12 games at ILB in 2016, recording 123 tackles, 7 TFL, 1 sack and 1 PBU. In 2017, he posted 154 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 3 sacks, 2 FF, 2 INT and 2 PBU.

Positives: Explosive and disruptive. Good instincts and reactions. Very active. Can blitz and rush the passer. Closes quickly. Physical. Positive to the ball. Makes tackles all over the field. Good inside-out pursuit. Sideline-to-sideline range. Frequently avoids and slips blockers to get to the ball-carrier. Can take on and shed. Has the athletic ability and speed to drop into pass coverage and make plays on the ball.

Negatives: Lacks great size. Needs some refinement. Somewhat inexperienced on pass defense.

Summary: Potential first-round prospect.

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