Rodney Hudson Scouting Report
|School:||Florida State Seminoles|
|Height & Weight:||6'2 - 282 lbs.|
2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Rodney Hudson, OG, Florida State
Hudson's biggest liability is his size. Most NFL teams want a guard closer to 300 pounds. Hudson does have great footwork and is young enough to add some weight without losing any speed, but he needs to prove that at the NFL combine.
Last year when Hudson was thinking about entering the NFL Draft, most agreed that he was the best junior guard in college football. That has continued into his senior season and Hudson should be the first guard taken in April. If Hudson can prove that he can gain some weight without any negative effects, he could very easily move into the first round. Even if Hudson does not gain weight before the draft, he is still the most talented guard in this class.
3/22 Update: Hudson added some girth to his frame and weighed in at the NFL combine at 299 pounds. He probably will not gain much more than that any time soon. The questions about his size lead many to believe that he is better suited as a center. He certainly has the instincts and intelligence to play in the middle of the line. Most NFL teams will not want to use a first round pick on a player they need to train at a new position or spend a year or two physically molding him into a larger guard. Those concerns have dropped Hudson down into the second round.