26-Year-Old Linebacker – Free Agent
2016 Fantasy Football Outlook
Double-check on his anticipated role closer to your draft, but as of press time there's reason to expect a breakout season for Hodges as a potential starter next to Bowman in San Francisco's 3-4. A st...
Gerald Hodges Contract Information:
Signed a four-year deal with the Vikings in May of 2013.
Hodges returned from a team-issued benching Saturday, racking up 13 tackles (nine solo) in a 22-21 win over Los Angeles.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Hodges could compete for the starting middle linebacker role, but more likely becomes a key reserve as he can play all three linebacker positions.
Hodges, a 2013 fourth-round draft pick, will be a reserve linebacker. However, it's possible he could compete for a starting role if Jasper Brinkley or 2014 first-round pick Anthony Barr struggle.
Hodges isn't particularly well known as a fourth-round pick from Penn State, but Minnesota's lack of talent at linebacker gives Hodges a great chance to start and earn a three-down role as a rookie. If this should occur, it wouldn't simply be by default. Hodges was a good player at Penn State with standout athleticism to the point that the team experimented with him as a punt returner at one point. Although he's rangy, Hodges still makes an impact at the point of attack, as he had 18.5 tackles for loss the last two years. With a little luck, Hodges might be Minnesota's second-leading tackler behind Greenway.