Philadelphia Eagles draft prospect profiles: Brock Hoffman

Brock Hoffman (Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports)
Brock Hoffman (Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Philadelphia Eagles need to prepare for the future.

Of all the stories there are to follow with this Philadelphia Eagles team, one seems to come around annually, especially once we near the NFL Draft. Will Pro Bowl center and franchise icon Jason Kelce retire?

Whether that time is now or not, it would behoove the Eagles’ front office to make plans for his eventual departure. No one wants to see the 33-year-old veteran walk away from the game, but seeing as how he’s 33, the Eagles need to find his eventual replacement. It would appear that landing that replacement before Kelce walks away would be a wise move.

Here’s what the Hokies prospect can bring to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Finding a center will never be confused as being what some would call one of the more sexy moves an NFL franchise can make, but it is a need nonetheless, one that can’t go overlooked. With that being said, welcome former Virginia Tech Hokie Brock Hoffman to the conversation.

He’s a six-foot-three, 317-pound prospect who originally cut his teeth at one of South Carolina’s more underrated programs, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. He’s built like a wall. He’s a two-time ACC player of the week in 2020, and he has the tools and athleticism to be the perfect replacement for the All-Pro Jason Kelce.

Watching the film on the Statesville native, you can’t help but notice his violent punch at the point of contact. His ability to lead the offense while making all the right checks, and adjustments to put his team in the best position to win on any given play come shining through on tape. He’s a road grader in the run game and has the athletic ability to get out in front of running backs and lead the way. He has great footwork and a strong base to help keep the defense off balance.

Here’s a quick quote that could interest Philadelphia Eagles fans.

We at ITI had the opportunity to speak with the Virginia Tech center and ask him what he feels he can bring to the Philadelphia Eagles or any other NFL team. Here is what he had to say:

"As far as my locker room presence, I am a guy that likes to have a good time and really have fun with my teammates. I love all kinds of music. and I think I get along with all types of people from all walks of life. I am very open-minded and love everybody, but once I put that helmet on and strap it in to play, I am a different guy. I have a nasty streak to my game and I like to hit. I like to knock the defense off of the ball and set the tone the right way. I love running the ball and going at the defense, but I can pass-block just as well. I think my IQ will set me apart from other players and will help me at the next level. I just want to help a team win games, and be the best version of me possible."

As most of you know, the Philadelphia Eagles have many holes to fill this offseason, and while finding Jason Kelce’s replacement may not sit high on the list of priorities in the minds of fans, that needs to be figured out sooner rather than later. Brock Hoffman makes sense for the Eagles as the Hokie prospect would be a great find and fit for the franchise.

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He has the versatility to play other spots along the offensive front until he eventually takes over for the legend, and you know Eagles coaches love that in an offensive lineman. Hoffman has the nasty playing style you covet in an offensive lineman and the athleticism that Eagles fans have come to love in Jason Kelce. If and when the author of the greatest speech in the history of victory parades is ready to move on, Virginia Tech center Brock Hoffman would be a great replacement and a leader for years to come.