Rodney Hudson Scouting Report
Rodney Hudson
Rodney Hudson - Florida St. (HT: 6-2⅜ - WT: 299)
Combine 40: 5.31 - Position Rank: 2 of 20

Positives: Athletic... Heady, good awareness... Usually plays with good overall technique and knee bend... Quick hands, uses his hands reasonably well... Possesses very solid playing strength... Good initial quickness, fires out of his stance... Good agility, very solid footwork... Carries his pads reasonably well... Good run blocker... Keeps feet moving on contact... Plays reasonably low and with good leverage... Does a good job on pulls and traps... Gets to the second level quickly... Takes good angles... Does a good job keeping his feet underneath him... Good flexibility and body control... Breaks down well and does a very good job blocking in space... Good pass protector... Solid knee bender... Sets up quickly... Good lateral mobility and slide... Re-directs reasonably well... Reacts quickly to stunts and blitzes... Excellent and consistent hand placement, always keeps his hands inside... Good awareness, keeps head on a swivel... Keeps his feet driving throughout his blocks... Works hard to finish his assignments, determined, consistently gives his best effort... Gets and maintains good leverage... Good mental and physical toughness... Refuses to be dominated... Good fit in ZBS as Guard... Similar to Chicago Bear Olin Kreutz.

Negatives: Serious size limitations especially at Guard, undersized... Shorter than ideal arm length... Inconsistent technique... Needs to improve overall playing strength a little... Doesn't possess a great anchor and will get pushed back at times... Bends at the waist, leans into some blocks... Plays with his head down too much, allows taller defenders over the top... Doesn't hold up especially well to bull rushers... Missed a couple games in 2009 with knee injury.

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