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Published: Monday, Feb. 24 2014 1:10 p.m. MST

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Sandy, UT

A couple of 5-9 guys have a "true height" the same as Hoffman? Embarassing.

Salt Lake City, UT

It is hard to say where Cody will end up in the draft. I do not think he will go really high, but I think he will get drafted. 5th round maybe.

Crisco B
Salt Lake City, UT

Here is a bold prediction: At least one person on here will pontificate about their knowledge of the draft and how Cody will remain undrafted. A relating of the past history of players from other schools will follow. There also will be comments about the "subpar" label placed on the BYU QBs. Mark it down.


The "true height" seems to use height and vertical leap but does not account for reach. While the other tall receivers would look equally better than Hoffman, it would likely make a big difference against the shorter ones.

South Jordan, UT

All these measurements are just fluff-filler for sports stories. Just a way to promote the NFL.

Bountiful, UT

I'm a BYU fan, but I have never thought Hoffman was that great. This doesn't surprise me at all.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Still prolly #1 in my mind.

Cedar Hills, UT

Cody will never play in the NFL at wide out unless he can run at least 4.5 in the 40.

Frisco, TX

I have no problem with the banter (and even obsession or hatred from some) that goes back and forth between Utes and Cougs about the football team or basketball team collectively. But I have no respect for someone who takes shots and wishes ill will on individual players, and that includes the Coug faithful who are also taking shots at Murphy's poor combine performance on the Ute page.

It's embarrassing not to know how to spell embarrassing.

Eagle Mountain, UT

Marcus Colston was a 7th round draft pick by the Saints. He is now the all time leading receiver to the saints. Does not have blazing speed tall and catches everything. Correct me if I am wrong but that sounds alot like Cody. I am not saying that he will be a hall of famer by any means but I think he has potential to be a great receiver in the NFL.

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

He'll be all pro in his second year.


Serenity Now
Highland, UT

I can see some value in measuring "true height" by combining height with vertical jump, but if NFL coaches were betting on who would grab a rebound in basketball, or a sideline catch in football, would they pick a 6'5" guy with a 25 inch vertical, or Spud Webb? The tall guy is more likely to grab the rebound because he doesn't need to climb as high and his bigger body is going to provide cover...

longtime fan
Salt Lake City, UT

If Hoffman gets a decent chance on the field, he will perform. Some players are better competing on the field than they are at running drills. The great Jerry Rice was one of the slowest wide outs on the 9ers,but when he lined up against speedier DBs, you knew he would beat them. If Cody Hoffman is able to show what he can do in game situations, his QB and coaches will learn quickly that he can get open against anyone, and he can catch anything near him.

Anchorage, AK

He's toast...won't be drafted...his only hope is as a walk-on with someone giving him a chance. The NFL is numbers-crazy and, if you don't have the numbers they expect, they are nervous about investing.

Look at Johnny Football - he's under 6 ft tall, so he's not given the consideration he would if he were 4 inches taller...despite a Heisman under his belt. Hoffman, with crappy times in the numbers that the numbers, won't get a sniff now.

Idaho Falls, ID

I think Cody's weakness has been getting good separation. That is a function of overall speed, physicality at the line of scrimmage, and precision of routes. Cody runs nice routes but his ability to shed a bumping corner and his speed are wanting. I think he is very strong at catching the ball, and running after the catch. I also think he is a pretty good blocker.

I think his Combine numbers will seriously hurt him. But if they look at his intangibles and total body of work, he deserves to be drafted. I predict free agency, even though I definitely think he deserves to be drafted.

Gilbert, AZ

Collie had poor combine numbers too. With BYU receivers I don't think it means much. Good hands and good routes will get you farther than Darius Heyward-Bey type combine numbers.

Salt Lake City, UT

Hoffman, Manualema nor Van Noy will be drafted on the first day.

If a Professor did such a poor job preparing students for the workplace, they'd get fired.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

This actually surprises me.
As a Ute fan I have zero reason to wish any ill will on Hoffman, quite the opposite in fact, I hope he finds success in the NFL. I really thought we'd see him drafted somewhere around the third or fourth round, but now it looks like he'll go undrafted and have to prove himself as a free agent. Not like it hasn't been done though. Good luck to Cody.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Salt Lake City, UT

"If a Professor did such a poor job preparing students for the workplace, they'd get fired."

Nice analogy. I've got a better one for you.

If one coach wins ball games but doesn't get his players drafted, and the other coach gets his players drafted but keeps losing ball games, which one is in danger of being fired?

Kearns, UT

I've never seen a football player perform a standing broad jump in a game. Same thing with jumping from a standing start to see how high you can jump.

Hoffman is good, there is no doubt. He can run good routes and catch the ball. Far better talents than the standing broad jumb and standing high jump.

We've always known that Hoffman was slow. So what?

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