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Steelers Film Room: Devlin Hodges vs. the Ravens was impressive, but far from perfect

Time to dive into the brief debut of Devlin Hodges, who will make his first career start in Week 6.

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Since sitting down and writing a bio on Devlin Hodges in May, I have been impressed with the former Samford quarterback. I wanted to see what he brought to the table in the preseason, but because of Mason Rudolph and Josh Dobbs, that did not happen. The injury to Ben Roethlisberger forced the Pittsburgh Steelers to promote Hodges and backup Rudolph. Last Sunday Hodges was forced into action against the Baltimore Ravens because of a vicious hit that knocked Rudolph out and out of the game.

Hodges came in and kept the Steelers’ hopes of winning the game alive. He showed poise in the pocket along with accuracy and reading through progressions. Not all was great though as he made some poor throws and had odd footwork at times.

In the video below, I break down every throw he made on Sunday, even the ones that did not count because of penalties.

Overall I was impressed by Hodges when I watched the game, and even more impressed after breaking down his tape. Even with the constant blitzing by the Ravens, Hodges did not fold under pressure. Is that the kind of play we should expect going forward, or was it just an aberration?

The answer to that question will be answered on Sunday night when Hodges starts against the Los Angeles Chargers and I believe he will continue to shine and impress Steelers Nation.