Hodge said he feels his best football traits include "just having a nose for the football, just of instinct for the game."
Playing both offense and defense has provided Hodge opportunities to learn greater lessons about each of his positions, he said.
"I think it's helped me in my mental game really just having to know both sides of the ball, getting a good IQ of the game," he said. "I know just about every position on the field. Anywhere you put me, I could probably play. It's just knowing the game, knowing what your teammates need to do and that's the whole point of being a leader, leading a team."
Harmon said he agreed with Hodge's assessment that Hodge could play many different positions with equal success.
"It's uncommon to have a player of Mason's size with his athleticism," he said. "He can do all the things needed for many different positions."
Hodge said he's aware he hasn't reached his full potential just yet, though, whether it's helping the team offensively or defensively.
"There's always room for improvement as I play linebacker and running back," he said. "There's room for improvement on both sides, whether it's picking up my knees going through a hole or getting my hot step, my read faster and filling in, block down or something like that."
Consistently taking the opposition's best effort, as each week teams take turns attempting to knock off Wayne, goes a long way, too, to improving.
"Everybody plays us just a little bit harder than they play everybody else, I guess," Hodge said. "It's kind of fun when you beat them."
Hodge may appear to be among discussed frontrunners for the Huff Award, but team wins occupy his mind more than any individual honor.
"We have good potential to be another one, trying to get a three-peat," he said.
Doing so won't be any easy task, though.
"Like I said, it's a completely different year from last year," Hodge said. "We've got a lot of hype to live up to, this team, this year, we do. Coming off 14-0, it's kind of tough to come back and do it again."