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Published: Monday, Feb. 24 2014 3:44 p.m. MST

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Cletus from Coalville
Coalville, UT

What a total bust. Good thing the Jazz aren’t making the mistake of drafting him. He's probably headed over to Europe or maybe Turkey to play ball now. He doesn't have the talent or athleticism to play in the NFL.

NevadaCoug
Overton, NV

My broad jump was actually pretty decent, but I never had a great vertical leap. However, put me in a game where I was moving and not thinking about it, and I could jump pretty high.

That's the problem with some of these combine activities. Yes, they do have a good track record of picking NFL quality guys, so I'm not saying they should be thrown out. However, there are some who just don't perform well in such environments but still make great players. Some one mentioned Jerry Rice. I'll even throw out Ty Detmer (although he was never a good NFL QB). I've heard of Detmer that he looked awful in practice. He certainly didn't look awful in most of the games he played.

If Hoffman can show he can run precise routes and catch everything thrown his way, he'll get a job in the NFL. Yes, there are a lot of guys with blazing speed who stretch defenses; but teams need "possession" receivers too.

61Cougar
Seattle, Wa

Drafted, not drafted--whatever. Draft status has less to do with success at the next level than a player's heart, smarts, and desire to do what it takes.

The two receivers who caught touchdown passes for Seattle in the Superbowl were both undrafted free agents.

I believe Cody Hoffman has the talent to play in the NFL. If it's something he's willing to work for, he just needs to get on a training camp roster--regardless of which path that takes.

Uncle Rico
Provo, UT

Todd Watkins 2.0

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

One of the poll question options was "show some faith, first or second round" and it still got some votes. Not much mind you (close to 2 percent). But still, come on man.

Hoffman could be a free agent signee but I think there will be a team that sees his intangibles in the 6th or 7th round.

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

Then again, the Raiders might just take Hoffman in the first round. Wait Al Davis is no longer around, never mind.

GD
Syracuse, UT

I think this shows BYU does more with less.

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