Who to Watch: BYU v. San Diego St (Poinsettia Bowl)

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San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

Thursday, December 20, 8:00pm EST

ESPN

The Cody Hoffman Show

BYU

Cody Hoffman, #2 , Junior, WR

Remember in 2009 when the Indianapolis Colts made it all the way to the Super Bowl before losing to the Saints?  Yes, Peyton Manning was the star of the team, but a rookie receiver by the name of  Austin Collie burst onto the NFL scene while catching 77 passes for 917 yards and 9 touchdowns.  Now you remember?  Right, well that rookie, Austin Collie, was fresh off a phenomenal career at BYU.  What if I told you that there was another BYU wide receiver–on this 2012 team–with arguably more upside than Austin Collie?

Meet Cody Hoffman, a 6′ 4”  215lb  receiver whose 2012 season grades out as the most productive (in my system) wide receiver season of the past decade of BYU football; even better than Austin Collie’s 2008.  Hoffman has caught 38% of all BYU passing yards and 44% of touchdowns for an 82 productivity score.  In fact, Hoffman’s three seasons in Provo rank as #1, #3, and #4 most productive seasons in the past decade.  Of the 2,000+ Wide Receiver seasons I’ve analyzed, I cannot hardly think of any other wide receiver to match that.

Hoffman has improved in 7 of 9 metrics from 2011 to 2012, which is a great sign for his continued improvement.  When I run him through my NFL projection model, he compares to Mohamed Sanu and Jeremy Maclin.  While I cannot say if Cody will declare for the NFL after this game, I can say that he is absolutely a name you should know.

SDSU

RB Adam Muema is the best offensive player for the Aztecs, but isn’t draft eligible and doesn’t really move the needle in my projection model.  No WR or QB prospects to note.  Just enjoy Cody Hoffman, would ya!?!

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