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2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Khaleb Hood, WR, Georgia Southern

Khaleb Hood is a consistent target and star receiver for Georgia Southern. Hula Bowl scout Chris Spooner breaks down Hood as an NFL Prospect in his report.
Khaleb Hood is a consistent target and star receiver for Georgia Southern. Hula Bowl scout Chris Spooner breaks down Hood as an NFL Prospect in his report.

Player Data

Name, Jersey #Khaleb Hood, # 7
School (Code)Georgia Southern (GASO)
DOB, Class Yr10/10/1999, 5th Yr Sr
Height, Weight5096, 180
40 Yd Dash4.50e
Honors/Captainship2022 Second Team All-Sun Belt (League, Phil Steele)
2022 Honorable Mention All-Sun Belt (PFN)
2021 All-Sun Belt Honorable Mention (League, PFF)
2020 Third Team All-Sun Belt (PFF, Phil Steele)
Season Viewed (yr)2022, 2023
Games WatchedWIUN (2023), NEUN (2022), GAST (2022)
Scout Name / DateChris Spooner, 9/19/2023

Per Year Stats (Most Recent First)

202213 GP, 87 Rec, 925 Yds, 3 TDs, 2 Rush, 3 Yds
202112 GP, 41 Rec, 497 Yds, 13 Rush, 77 Yds, 1 TD
202013 GP, 15 Rec, 224, Yds, 2 TDs, 4 Rush, 22 Yds
201913 GP, 8 Rec, 98 Yds, 3 Rush, 37 Yds

Player Summary:

Fifth-year senior. Spent a year at Air Force Prep out of high school before enrolling at Georgia Southern. Third year starter for Georgia Southern. Poor height and weight for the position. Stout, compact frame. Solid speed. Adds value in special teams as a punt and/or kick returner. Production in games against Big 10 and Big 12 opponents indicate ability to play well against stronger competition. Plays bigger than size would indicate. Frequently asked to block on the outside and holds up surprisingly well despite small stature. Strikes well with his hands, stays engaged on his block, and moves feet well with defenders to avoid holding calls. Has good contact balance and frame allows him to break arm tackles. Has versatility to be used in multiple ways in offense, lining up outside, inside, and in the backfield. Possesses good leaping ability to extend catch radius. Is able to extend and make catches outside his frame. Has the ability to go down and get low throws. Has shown good concentration and strong hands to come up with contested catches. Good footwork at the top of breaking routes for sharp cuts to create separation. Primarily asked to run vertical routes, but does possess a full route tree. Small stature limits versatility at the next level. Will likely be seen as strictly a slot receiver. Older age further hurts pro potential. Limited scoring production. Does not possess extra gear to be able to run away from defenders in the open field. Does not consistently create separation in stem. Offense frequently uses stacks and motion to manufacture separation. Is not particularly agile in the open field; does not make defenders miss consistently. Somewhat stiff hips limits ability to adjust to balls thrown behind him. Has not shown ability to make difficult catches along the sideline. While he does possess a full route tree, he’s not a particularly accomplished route runner and could use development, particularly in releases at LOS.

Scheme Fit:

Slot receiver in a vertical passing attack

Power Statement:

Small slot receiver who plays above listed height/weight and can add value in special teams and as a gadget player

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