Tuesday, September 11, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:32 AM
RODNEY HUDSON: Florida State, 6022 291 5.27. Four-year starter at left guard. Awarded the Jacobs’ Blocking Trophy in 2009 and 2010 as the best offensive lineman in the conference. Projects to center for some teams because of size. Hudson is the classic “don’t look at the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.” Plays with the speed and agility to pull and be effective on the second level where he seals the linebackers by taking good angles. Possesses rare foot quickness to execute a variety of blocks in run blocking and pass protection. Plays with functional strength and leverage to handle larger defensive linemen. Can turn the defender in the hole. Puts a hat on a hat and maintains contact. Athletic enough to zone block, double team, combo, trap, and log as well as lead through the hole and around the edge. If production is based on consistency for an offensive lineman, Hudson has only been penalized three times in three years and averages one missed assignment for every 112 plays. String of 28 straight starts was ended by missing the final two games of 2009 with a knee strain. Everything about his game is sudden – weight transfer and change of direction, space adjustment, body control and balance recovery, set quickness, base and reach blocks, and punch and use of hands. Active downfield. Gets push in the run game. Drives his feet on contact. A three for one player, however he did start one game as a freshman at left tackle. Potential Pro Bowl center. OSR:46/49. Second/third round. (A-32 1/2, H-9 3/8, BP-27, 10-1.76).