Which former Hawkeye will perform best in the NFL Playoffs?
The NFL playoffs are less than two days away, and there are plenty of Ex-Hawkeyes looking for a coveted Super Bowl ring.
Eight players who used to wear the Hawkeye Black and Gold are currently active for the playoffs, but which one will perform the best when it matters most?
Here’s a look at the former Hawkeyes to watch out for. Which one do you think will have the best performance in the playoffs?
Shonn Greene, RB, New York Jets: Greene has rushed for 766 yards and two touchdowns this season while splitting carries with teammate LaDanian Tomlinson.
Pat Angerer, LB, Indianapolis Colts: The rookie linebacker is second on the team with 88 tackles, and also has a sack and a forced fumble this season. Angerer started 11 of the 16 regular season games for the Colts.
Marshal Yanda, OL, Baltimore Ravens: Yanda started all 16 games for John Harbaugh’s Ravens this season, opening holes for running backs Ray Rice and Willis McGahee.
Tony Moeaki, TE, Kansas City Chiefs: The rookie tight end has perhaps as good a year as any other Pro Hawkeye, becoming one of Matt Cassel’s favorite targets. Moeaki scored three touchdowns and was second on the team in receptions (47) and receiving yards (556).
Casey Wiegmann, C, Kansas City Chiefs: The 15-year NFL veteran started all 16 games for the Chiefs this season. Wiegmann’s hard work up front helped Kansas City become the best rushing attack in the NFL this season (164.2 YPG)
Colin Cole, DT, Seattle Seahawks: The 328-pound defensive tackle started 11 games for Seattle this season, recording 44 tackles and a sack. His 44 tackles ranked eighth-best among Seahawks defenders this season.
Bryan Bulaga, OL, Green Bay Packers: Bulaga started 12 games for the Packers in his rookie campaign. Thanks to Bulaga and the rest of the Packer O-Line, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay passing attack ranked fifth-best in the NFL this season.
Jonathan Babineaux, DT, Atlanta Falcons: Babineaux was extremely busy terrorizing opposing offenses this season. The six-year NFL vet recorded 27 tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles, and intercepted a pass. His four QB sacks were second-best for the Falcons this season.