Carter’s Classroom: Hard road ahead for Hodges


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The debate over Josh Dobbs and Mason Rudolph won't end until one shines brighter in preseason and is ultimately named as the No. 2 quarterback to start the season, but behind both of them is Devlin Hodges, who lit up the FCS in 2018 and won the Walter Payton Award — the FCS equivalent to the Heisman Trophy.

Hodges threw for 14,584 yards in four seasons at Samford with 111 touchdowns and 40 interceptions. But that wasn't enough to get him drafted, and now he's trying to show the Steelers that he can make it in the NFL. I've been watching Hodges flash skills during drills that have occasionally outshone his competition in camp, but not consistently enough at this point to earn a roster spot.

Let's look at what he did well in college and compare it with my camp notes:

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