Brigham Young Cougars wide receiver Cody Hoffman (2). Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Redskins sign wide receiver Cody Hoffman

The Washington Redskins have signed Brigham Young wide receiver Cody Hoffman as an undrafted free agent.  The Redskins drafted Tulane wide receiver Ryan Grant in the fifth round.  But at 6’0, 199 I had hoped the Redskins would have taken a bigger wide receiver.  Well now they’ve signed one instead.

Here’s my evaluation:

Cody Hoffman at 6’4, 223 is a big target.  He has nice hands, and deceptive quickness.  He knows how to use his body to create separation and to keep defenders from reaching around him.  He’s good at making the acrobatic catch in traffic, and his height makes him a great target in the red zone.

Although Hoffman is a big receiver, he’s not necessarily a strong receiver.  He’s not very fast as he ran a 4.62 forty at the scouting combine.  He struggled with consistency last season as he dealt with injuries.  But if he can put things together, the challenge for a spot on the Redskins roster.

This is a good signing by the Redskins.  Hoffman easily has as much ability as an receiver who was drafted if not more.  So it will be interesting to see if he can get it going.

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