A two-star recruit out of high school, Hoffman didn?t receive much attention out of high school and committed to BYU, his only FBS scholarship offer. After redshirting in 2009, he earned a starting job right away and improved his production each year, finishing with career-bests as a junior with 100 catches for 1,248 yards and 11 scores. Hoffman battled some injuries in 2013 as a senior, but still led the team in receiving with 57 catches for 894 yards and five touchdowns, finishing his career with 43 straight games with at least one catch. He is a tall, linear athlete who will pluck the ball away from his body, but his lack of explosive, flexible traits makes it tough for him to consistently separate. Hoffman needs to be more aggressive on the football field, allowing smaller players to push him around and force the issue. He is the most decorated and productive receiver in BYU history, but his ability doesn?t translate as well to the next level.
STRENGTHS: Tall, long athlete with a large wingspan and catching radius to snare throws away from his frame. Long strides with controlled footwork along the sidelines and at the top of his routes. Good body control and adjustment focus, displaying proper concentration to watch the ball into his hands. Tough, willing blocker who doesn?t stop competing. Steady and consistent and was able to be productive with several below average passers. Some special teams experience as a return man on kickoffs and punts. Strong collegiate resume (47 career starts) with next level intangibles. Leaves school with several BYU records including career catches (260), receiving yards (3,612), receiving scores (33) and 100-yard receiving games (18).WEAKNESSES: Lean, wiry build and lacks NFL strength. Too easily out-muscled and will be pushed around by smaller defenders, especially in press coverage. Too straight-linish and upright in his movements, showing some stiffness in his routes. Needs to show better bend and stay low. One-speed athlete and limited after the catch, lacking explosive qualities to consistently separate or create as a ballcarrier. Appears lethargic out of his breaks and won?t fool many at the next level. Needs to be more reliable over the middle and in contested situations. Too passive in traffic. Minor durability concerns after a tweaked hamstring bothered him most of 2013 and caused him to miss a few games.--Dane Brugler
01/20/2014 - 2014 SENIOR BOWL, WIDE RECEIVER: Arrow pointing down: Cody Hoffman, BYU...After recording 100 catches last year, Hoffman's production dropped in 2013 (57/894/5) as he battled injuries and inconsistencies. He has a tall, lean frame and will be too easily out-muscled by defensive backs and knocked off his route. Hoffman needs a strong week in Mobile. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com