Player Profile: Rodney Hudson

Written by Will Spencer on August 1, 2010


Rodney Hudson

 

Position: OG School: Florida State
Height: 6’2" Weight: 282 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time: 5.15
All-Star Game: Team Captain:

Overall Grade:

-.–

Draft Projection:

 

Non-position specific categories

 

Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 -
Speed 8 -
Quickness/Agility 10 -
Strength/Explosion 10 -
Athletic Ability 8 -
Durability 8 -
Character 6 -
Production/Experience 6 -
Toughness 8 -
Potential 10 -

 

Offensive Lineman Specific Categories

Category

Max. Value

Grade

Pass Blocking 10 -
Run Blocking 10 -
Awareness 8 -
Hand Placement 6 -
Pulling/Trapping/Second Level 6 -
Footwork 8 -
Leverage 8 -

 

Explanation of Player Grading System

 

The Breakdown

Hudson is coming into his senior season as the top rated offensive guard in the country. A consensus preseason All-American, Hudson is also on the watch list for the Outland Trophy, which goes to the nations best blocker. If Hudson receives All-ACC honors in 2010, he’ll be the first offensive lineman in ACC history to receive All-ACC honors four straight season. Hudson has been very durable, until a sprained knee ended his streak of 31 straight starts during the 2009 season. As consistent as they come, Hudson did not give up a single sack or allow a single quarterback pressure during the 2009 season. The sky is the limit for Hudson during his senior season as he tries to solidify himself as not only a first round draft pick, but the first interior offensive lineman taken in the 2011 NFL Draft.

 

Strengths

Full report coming soon!

 

Weaknesses

Full report coming soon!

 

Analysis

Full report coming soon!

 

Experience

Started 10 out of 13 games as a true freshman and has been the full time starter ever since.

 

Awards and Honors

2009: Second team All-American by the Associated Press. First team All-ACC. Received Jacobs Blocking Award for being the most dominate blocker in the ACC.
2008: First team All-ACC.
2007: Freshman All-American. Second team All-ACC.

 

Academics

Recreation and leisure major at Florida State.

 

Injuries

Missed final two games of 2009 with a sprained knee.

 

Athletic Experience

Also played defensive line in high school.

 

Bloodlines

Nothing of note.

 

Off-field

No known off-field issues or notable accomplishments.

 

Prospect Video Clips

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOIZbQKOQL8

 

 

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Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009. See all posts by Will Spencer.