Hughes already appears to be a natural fit for Ryan's scheme.
"You can put him anywhere, too," Ryan explained. "He can play as an end, play as an outside backer. He's definitely a physical player, he's a great athlete. Your great pass rushers have a feel for it. ... He has that. He's kind of like a starting pitcher with about four or five pitches, so he's one of those nightmares to go up against."
Unlike Goodwin, Hughes has managed to transfer that impressive practice work into game production.