Watch: Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson highlights from award-winning 2022 season

Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson may not have been the first cornerback drafted or even gone in the first round, but there’s one thing no one can take away from him: He was voted the best defensive back in college football last season.

The Rams’ rookie corner won the Jim Thorpe Award in 2022 for his outstanding season-long performance with the Horned Frogs, allowing a completion rate of only 34.6% in coverage with an FBS-leading 21 incompletions forced.

He did all that despite being undersized at only 5-foot-8. There’s no doubt his smaller stature is the reason he went in the sixth round instead of potentially in the second or third, but he’ll use that as fuel with the Rams.

To get a sense of just how good Hodges-Tomlinson is, check out some of his highlights from 2022 at TCU.

Story originally appeared on Rams Wire