"The Big Ten is loaded with good linebackers," he said. "Ohio State has three good ones, we have a couple and Northwestern has one."
Hodge is appropriately nicknamed "Hitman" and was a three-year starter for the Hawkeyes. Many still long for the days when the original "Hitman" - Rodney Harrison - patrolled the San Diego borders.
And while he and Greenway took turns flattening opposing ball-carriers, at the end of their senior year it was Hodge who won the competition for posted the most tackles with 158 to his credit.
Greenway, an outside linebacker, is expected to be a first-round selection while Hodge, one of the top inside linebackers in the country, has been projected anywhere from a late first-rounder to a very high third-rounder.
A tenacious tackler, Hodge is worth a look from the Chargers as he would fit right in with their quick, versatile and hard-hitting linebackers. While Greenway is likely to be off the board by the end of the first round, Hodge could still be available when the Chargers pick in the second round. Interestingly enough, SDBoltReport.com has confirmed that Greenway had a private visit with the Chargers - makes you wonder if they asked him about his teammate.
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