After a brilliant career at Stanford, someone had to fill Andrew Luck's massive shoes. Kevin Hogan was that someone.
On the second day of NFL Combine workouts, quarterbacks, wide receivers, and tight ends displayed their athleticism and skills in front of a variety of NFL scouts. Although Kevin Hogan may not have had the biggest spotlight on him, his legacy and expertise should prove worthy for NFL scouts.
Hogan's measurements are as follows:
Arm Length: 32 3/8"
Hands: 10 1/4"
40 Yard Dash:
Hogan began his day as the first quarterback to run the 40 yard dash in the second group. He finished with a 4.80 in his first attempt, and later finishing better in his second attempt with a 4.78.
Kevin Hogan tied with Penn State's Christian Hackenberg for the fourth best 40 yard dash out of all of the quarterbacks. Hogan finished faster than other notable quarterbacks such as Oregon rival Vernon Adams, Cody Kessler (USC), and Cardale Jones (Ohio State).
Official 40 YD Dash: 4.78 seconds
Kevin Hogan and Dak Prescott tied for fifth with a 32.5" vertical jump. Hogan's jumped placed him higher than quarterbacks such as Carson Wentz (North Dakota St.), Trevone Boykin (TCU), and Vernon Adams (Oregon).
Official Vertical Jump: 32.5 inches
Kevin Hogan tied with Jacoby Brissett (NC State) and Connor Cook (Michigan State) for 9th in Broad Jump with a leap of 9'5." Cook and Hogan have a history together as they played against each other in the 100th Rose Bowl.
Official Broad Jump: 9 feet 5 inches
3 Cone Drill:
Finishing the 3 cone drill in 6.90 seconds landed him in fourth place among all quarterbacks at the event. His time placed him above Jared Goff (Cal), Paxton Lynch (Memphis), and many others.
Official 3 Cone Drill: 6.90 seconds
In the first of the passing drills, Hogan missed several throws. He hung the ball early multiple times and didn't seem to have the same type of power on the ball as the other prospects did. Kevin Hogan was called "body thrower," using his body to generate velocity and power into his throws, separating himself from other quarterback prospects at the combine.
Despite some of his faults, scouts called Hogan "the most sophisticated QB" based on his play-calling ability, reading the defense, and working the offensive line to his liking. He was compared to Kirk Cousins in terms of being a mid-round pick who could end up being a really good player that is being talked about by many teams.
Similar to his actual Stanford season, Kevin Hogan improved over time. As the drills and process continued, Hogan throws were polished.
Most of the QBs were inconsistent with their deliveries and throws, however Kevin Hogan did make a good case for himself at the combine.
Here is how Kevin Hogan stacked up against Andrew Luck from their combines:
40 Yard Dash:
3 Cone Drill:
Although his mechanics and footwork could be improved, there are few negative things to say about Hogan. His competitiveness consistently won him games, his ability to run the ball and extend drives, and his intelligence and efficiency explains why he is the Stanford record holder for career wins as a starting quarterback and a three-time Pac-12 champion.
Ultimately, Kevin Hogan had a good combine for a QB. He averaged in the top five in most of the events, displaying his range of abilities. There's no doubt that Kevin Hogan was a top performer amongst the quarterbacks.