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Scouting the Big 10: Iowa

After consecutive New Year's Day Bowl appearances, including a BCS game, the Hawkeyes may be hard pressed to match recent success after the amount of talent they've recently put into the NFL. They had the second selection and last April's draft but 2004 does not look nearly as promising for Iowa either on the field or in the war room of NFL teams.

The best pro-talent lay on defense, specifically in the ranks of the underclassmen. Abdul Hodge is an athletic inside linebacker with outstanding first step quickness.  A competitive defender with good playing speed, he is solid stopping the run on the inside yet also gets depth on pass drops going in reverse.  Hodge also shows excellent lateral range and can make plays in any direction of the...

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