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Rodney Hudson

Rodney Hudson
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Guard

Florida State


College Position: Guard
School: Florida State
Grade: Senior
Height: 6-2
Weight: 282
Birthdate: 07-12-1989
Draft Projection: Second
Overall Rank: Unranked
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Guard (2)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2011 Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2nd round with the #23 pick.
Hudson is a great value pick here for the Chiefs and fills a huge need on the offensive line. He can play guard or center, and excels at getting to the second level. He's a great fit for the Chiefs.

Combine Results



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Strengths

  • Tremendous run blocker
  • Athletic guard with excellent footwork
  • Sustains blocks
  • Gets to the second level
  • Versatile - can play guard or center
  • Stays low and plays with good balance
  • Moves well down the line - can pull and trap
  • Quick off the ball
  • Experienced - 4 year starter
  • Strong work ethic
  • Leader - Mentored a young line as a senior
  

Weaknesses

  • Undersized, tips the scales at under 290 lbs
  • Needs to get stronger, can get overpowered especially in pass protection
  • Not a dominant pass blocker - good not great
  • Has a tendency to lunge into his blocks at times
  • Played primarily guard at FSU and may eventually fit best at center
  • May fit best in a zone blocking scheme

News

2011 NFL Draft Recap: AFC West Grades - May 16 (Chris Maier)
Chris Maier's 2011 NFL Draft Winners and Losers - May 3 (Chris Maier)
Fran Duffy's Winners and Losers from Draft Weekend - May 2 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft - Winners and Losers Through Day 2 - Apr 29 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft: Doug Lancy's 2nd Round Mock Draft - Apr 29 (Doug Lancy)
10 Bold Predictions for Day 2 of the 2011 NFL Draft - Apr 29 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft: Day One Winners, Losers and More - Apr 28 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: Jared Counterman's 10 Players To Fight For In the War Room - Apr 25 (Jared Counterman)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: Interior Offensive Line - Apr 20 (Fran Duffy)
2011 Scouting Combine: O-Line and Tight End Workout Buzz - Feb 26 (Chris Maier)
2011 Scouting Combine: The Underwear Olympians - Offense - Feb 16 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft: An Inside Look at the Indianapolis Colts' Draft Plans - Feb 10 (Jared Counterman)
2011 Senior Bowl: Walkthrough Notes - Jan 28 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: South Practice Day Three - Jan 26 (Chris Maier & Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: South Practice Day Two - Jan 25 (Chris Maier & Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: South Team Heights Weights and More - Jan 24 (Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl Preview: Who and What to Watch - Jan 22 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: Confirmed Players - Jan 6 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Christmas Edition (2 Rounds) - Dec 30 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Thanksgiving Edition - Nov 25 (Chris Maier)

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