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Rodney Hudson (OL)
  • Height:
    6'2"
  • Weight:
    299 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    32 1/2 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 3/8 in.
  • College:
    Florida St.
  • Conference:
    ACC
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Selected by: Kansas City Chiefs
Round: 2
Pick (Overall): 23 (55)

Pick Analysis: Scott Pioli addresses the Chiefs' biggest offensive need with the selection of Hudson. He brings strength, power and toughness to the interior of their offensive line as a potential guard or center. This should help Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones find plenty of running room between the tackles.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash5.31 sec
  • Bench Press27.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump25.5 inch
  • Broad Jump95.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill8.03 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.96 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
Buzz

Overview

Hudson has a well-rounded, polished skill set. Should be an immediate starter at guard or center and could make a few Pro Bowls down the line. He can handle power or speed pass rushers with his outstanding balance, flexibility and wide base. In the running game, he uses great quickness to get himself into position, keeps his legs churning and finishes with authority. Only true negative is his lack of size, but he more than compensates with impressive power, toughness and in-game stamina. Hudson is arguably the finest interior offensive line prospect in this class and could hear his name in the first round.


Strengths

Hudson possesses outstanding mobility for an offensive lineman. Displays exceptional awareness. Gets great movement while run blocking. Can hold up against the bull rush and move his feet against penetrators. Has a great work ethic. Tough player conditioned to go hard all day long. Was a tone-setter for the Seminoles during his career.

Weaknesses

Not too many holes in this guys' game. Does not possess NFL-average height for the position. You'd like to see him hold a little more bulk and body composition is not ideal. Lacks some power in his initial punch. Missed a small amount of action with a minor knee injury.

Grade

6.2

 

Video Playlist

  1. Chiefs pick Rodney Hudson No. 55

    Published: April 29, 2011 at 08:08 p.m.

    HOF LB Willie Lanier announces Florida State C Rodney Hudson as the Chiefs' selection with the 55th overall pick.

  2. 2011 workout combine: Rodney Hudson

    Published: March 15, 2011 at 03:27 p.m.

    Watch Florida State OL Rodney Hudson work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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