With the 130th overall pick the New York Giants select…Isaiah Hodgins, wide receiver, Oregon State.
A massive wide receiver at a listed 6’4″ 209 lbs, Hodgins gives a big presence to a smaller starting wide receiving group that stands an average 5’11”. The Oregon State product is a Biletnikoff Award semi-finalist and has amassed 1,171 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns in twelve games played this season for the Beavers.
Hodgins brings great ball skills along with solid route-running for his size that he showed off in Pac-12 play. TDN Analyst Benjamin Solak said this about Hodgins in a scouting report “Catch radius is borderline elite given concentration, quick adjustments, and strength in his hands — great candidate for designed contested balls, like back-shoulder and goal-line fades.” Unlike the receivers the Giants have now, excluding Darius Slayton, Hodgins provides a better-contested catch and goal-line target for Daniel Jones down the road. This stands in stark contrast to Golden Tate and Sterling Shepard, who both stand as great YAC receivers, but fail to do well in the red-zone.