Rating the top senior prospects

Lincoln Hodgdon, Arizona State
Grade: 31
Bottom line:
Hodgdon redshirted in 2000 and was a reserve interior offensive lineman as a redshirt freshman in '01 before becoming a full-time starter at right guard in '02. He moved to center in '03 and will remain at center as a senior in '04. Hodgdon has below average bulk and strength, but he is a technically sound and efficient center with above average feet. Hodgdon is at his best when uncovered and would be better off in a system similar to the ones the Colts or Broncos use, which emphasize mobility over bulk and strength. Hodgdon has limited upside because of his size, but if he continues to improve as a second-year starter at center as a senior in '04, he should be worth drafting late for a team with an athletic blocking scheme that is looking for competition at the backup position.

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