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Douglas Hogue (LB)
  • Height:
    6'3"
  • Weight:
    235 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    32 5/8 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 3/8 in.
  • College:
    Syracuse
  • Conference:
    ACC
Featured Prospects

Selected by: Detroit Lions
Round: 5
Pick (Overall): 26 (157)

Pick Analysis: Jim Schwartz adds depth to the Lions' linebacker corps with the selection of Hogue. He will need to excel as a core special teamer before working his way into the lineup.
Combine Stats
  • Bench Press18.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump36.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill7.09 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.57 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle11.76 sec
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Overview

Hogue is a very good athlete, but he is extremely raw and may never be able to contribute at the next level. He has excellent speed to make plays all over the field and has the lateral agility to be effective in both man and zone coverage. However, he struggles to locate the ball carrier and is frequently caught out of position. He also gets engulfed by blockers too often and lacks the hand placement and technique to shed quickly. Hogue is a work in progress, but he has a chance to be drafted if he runs really well.


Strengths

Hogue has a large frame and a muscular build. Possesses the speed to make plays from sideline-to-sideline. Shows an effective back pedal and gets good depth when dropping into coverage. Flashes a closing burst to make plays from the backside and get after the quarterback on blitzes.

Weaknesses

Does not have good instincts and too often makes the wrong read. Plays too high and can get pushed around by blockers in run support. Takes poor pursuit angles and struggles to disengage from blockers. Does not consistently wrap up the ball carrier and misses too many tackles.

Grade

2.9

 

Video Playlist

  1. 2011 Draft Profile - LB Doug Hogue, Syracuse

    Published: April 8, 2011 at 12:42 p.m.

    A look at draft prospect Syracuse linebacker Doug Hogue.

  2. 2011 combine workout: Douglas Hogue

    Published: March 15, 2011 at 03:26 p.m.

    Watch Syracuse LB Douglas Hogue perform at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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