Hodgins has signed his rookie deal, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
Drafted in the sixth round out of Oregon State, Hodgins will have a tough row to hoe to land a permanent spot on the Bills, as the team has at least three locked-in wideouts in Stefon Diggs, John Brown and Cole Beasley. After that comes a whole slew of guys in the same boat as Hodgins, who probably sits about ninth if we're guessing at the team's current depth chart, one that includes Gabriel Davis, who was drafted two rounds in front of Hodgins. Hodgins does offer is size at 6-foot-4 along with good skills around the ball. The Bills don't currently have a lot of "bigs" in their receiving corps.
The Bills selected Hodgins in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 207th overall.
Hodgins (6-foot-4, 210 pounds) doesn't offer much speed out of Oregon State (4.61-second 40), but he was a uniquely productive player there and offers uncommon promise for a sixth-round pick. Hodgins' athletic testing was solid aside from his long speed; moreover, his 36.5-inch vertical and 124-inch broad jump indicate short-area explosiveness. Hodgins' ball skills and coordination really stand out on tape, and it's impressive that he totaled 2,322 yards and 20 touchdowns before turning 22 this fall. There's a decent chance he proves a better NFL player than Gabriel Davis, whom the Bills selected in the fourth round out of UCF.