24-Year-Old Linebacker – Minnesota Vikings
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Hodges could compete for the starting middle linebacker role, but more likely becomes a key reserve as he can play all three linebacker positions....
Gerald Hodges Contract Information:
Signed a four-year deal with the Vikings in May of 2013.
Hodges will start Saturday's preseason game at middle linebacker and appears to be the leading candidate for the starting job, ESPN reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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.