Gerald Hodges - LB - Vikings
Apr 27 - 1:14 PM
Vikings selected Penn State OLB Gerald Hodges with the No. 120 overall pick.
Hodges (6-foot-1, 243) played outside 'backer in the Nittany Lions' 4-3 and registered 109 tackles -- 8.5 for loss -- seven pass breakups, two interceptions, and one forced fumble as a senior. He ran 4.78 at the Combine with a 1.67 ten-yard split and did 22 bench-press reps. Hodges can play both WILL and SAM and is a sure enough tackler to develop into a passable NFL starter. He was among the team leaders that impressively guided Penn State through the Jerry Sandusky scandal fallout.
http://www.rotoworld.com/playernews/nfl/footballTom Pelissero @TomPelissero
Watching Hodges, looks like your classic Tampa-2 will linebacker. Smaller, faster. They used him out on slot receivers quite a bit.Tom Pelissero @TomPelissero
Apparently Hodges was used as a kick returner last season. First time a linebacker had done that at Penn State since the 1960s.Tom Pelissero @TomPelissero
Got clarification from @audsnyder -- Gerald Hodges was Penn State's will backer in 2011, moved to sam in 2012. #VikingsTom Pelissero @TomPelissero
Hodges thought Bucs, Cowboys, Rams, Saints were most interested teams. Didn't hear much from #Vikings. Played MLB at East-West Shrine game.