Get used to celebrating a big Isaiah Hodgins play for the NY Giants moving forward

Isaiah Hodgins, NY Giants. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Isaiah Hodgins, NY Giants. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /

Be honest, at this point two weeks ago, had you ever even heard of the name Isaiah Hodgins? If you (likely) said no, don’t blame yourself, as you’re not alone. Hodgins has been a bit of a no-name player following his college days at Oregon State. Now, though, this young man is ready to make a splash for the NY Giants and  Brian Daboll, who has given him another chance following his time in Buffalo.

NY supporters got a small sample size of what Hodgins can do in the Week 10 win over the Houston Texans, as the big-bodied wideout hauled in two balls for 41 yards. No. 18 is no Odell Beckham Jr. or A.J. Brown, but you know what, his blue-collar mentality has plenty of folks in East Rutherford excited about what he can do the rest of the season.

NY Giants WR Isaiah Hodgins has already earned himself a role for Big Blue

What makes the potential of Hodgins in this offense even more important is the lack of reliability when it comes to Kenny Golladay. Golladay once again blew it last weekend, finishing with no receptions on two targets. His drop in the second quarter is something folks are still fuming about.

Hodgins was the more trustworthy option, which is why Golladay was benched and Hodgins got on the same page with Daniel Jones. More of that is needed against a sneaky Lions squad – this should be a close contest.

The Giants are small favorites to come away with a victory, but no one is sleeping on the Lions. Danny Dimes will look at Darius Slayton to be his primary pass-catching option, but Hodgins most definitely deserves more looks this Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

The former OSU Beaver is only going to get better in the coming weeks. Get used to hearing his name and celebrating some nice catches from him.