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(4-11-20) Coldwater’s Brody Hoying is getting some attention from NFL teams in preparation of the upcoming ‘virtual’ NFL Draft that is scheduled to start on April 23rd. Unlike many prospects this year Hoying was able to show his ‘stuff’ during the Pro Day workouts at Eastern Michigan. The pro day was held on March 12th, just before America shut down for the cornavirus.

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Football runs in the family, two first cousins, both Ohio State grads,  Bobby Hoying (St.Henry) and Ross Homan (Coldwater) were NFL draft selections.

Bobby Hoying Philadelphia Eagles Highlights

Hoying was drafted in the 3rd round by the Philadelphia Eagles and played five seasons in the NFL, his last two seasons in Oakland.

Homan was a 6th round draft choice by the Minnesota Vikings in 2011. He never played in a NFL game retiring due to concussions suffered during his college career.

This year with the virus restrictions in place, the NFL Draft is probably as uncertain of how teams will draft in the history of the NFL. Most think he will get drafted on Day 3, but most agree someone will take him as a free agent choice at the end of the draft, giving Hoying the opportunity to make his own career path.

Don’t be surprised if someday soon you see Brody Hoying in the NFL…he is one of those players that can fit in the right place for any team.

What the experts are saying about Hoying and the NFL Draft

Brody Hoying (LB/S, Eastern Michigan) has made the All-MAC team as a safety and linebacker. He is a good football player. I see him as a Nate Gerry type; if I had to give a comparison.

Hoying is the leader and the more impressive prospect of one of the deadliest safety duos in the MAC and is a player to watch closely. The play-making safety leads the Eagles with four interceptions on the season and if you want to see Hoying really shine, my recommendation is to watch the Northern Illinois contest, where Hoying snagged two interceptions and even displayed his underrated athleticism on a 47-yard interception return.

Brody Hoying, Safety, EMU: Brody Hoying has made a huge impact for Eastern Michigan during his career. The senior defensive back has six career interceptions, 10 PDs, 19 TFLs and seven forced fumbles. Brody, cousin of Bobby Hoying, has a great feel for the game and looks like the quarterback of the EMU defense. While he is not a high profile prospect, he seems like someone who can make an impact as a day three draft prospect.

Brody Hoying, S

Positives: Underrated safety prospect who is a tough football player. Effectively reads and diagnoses the action, keeps the play in front of him and stays with assignments. Fierce, aggressive and quick to locate the ball. Fires up the field to defend the run and gives effort. Efficient and takes proper angles to the action.

Negatives: Average athlete with an average burst of speed. Cannot recover and displays average ball skills.

Analysis: Hoying is a solid football player but he’s an average athlete. He could make a roster as a ninth defensive back and special-teams player.

Career at Eastern Michigan-

2019: Earned Third Team Preseason All-MAC honors from Athlon Sports and fourth team All-MAC from Phil Steele’s College Football Preview. 2019 2nd Team All-MAC

2018: Selected Third Team All-MAC…Earned MAC Distinguished Scholar Athlete and Academic All-MAC recognition…Saw action in 11 games for the Eagles, earning nine starts…Tallied 69 tackles on the season…Accumulated 11.0 TFL, including 1.5 sacks, on the year…Notched a five tackle, 1.5 tackle-for-loss, half sack performance against Monmouth (Aug. 31)…Led the Eagles defense with 11 tackles, including a tackle-for-loss and a pass breakup against Ball State (Oct. 20)…Added a season-best 2.5 TFL performance in the Eagles’ home finale against Akron (Nov. 10)…Selected First Team Preseason All-MAC by Athlon Sports.

2017: A First Team All-MAC defensive team selection…Made 11 appearances for the Eagles, starting in all 11 generally at the DOG position…Forced four fumbles, including two against Ohio (Sept. 23) with one returned for 40 yards…Finished the season with 78 tackles (44 solo, 34 assist) including three games of double-digit tackles…Made two interceptions, including one with a 71 yard return against Rutgers (Sept. 9)

2016: Played in all 13 games and made one start…Notched 25 tackles on the season…Made a season-high eight tackles in a winning effort against Central Michigan (Nov. 22)…Forced a fumble against Missouri (Sept. 10).

2015: Sat out the season, earning a redshirt with freshman eligibility for 2016.

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