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Mr. Goosemahn
08-06-2010, 08:37 PM
To see previously discussed prospects, click here.
Jake Locker - http://draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2230943
Cameron Heyward - http://draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=41890
Marvin Austin - http://draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=41892
Adrian Clayborn - http://draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=41919
Anthony Castonzo - http://www.draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=41929
Greg Romeus - http://www.draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=41940
Von Miller - http://www.draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2238637
Mike Pouncey - http://draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=41959
Allen Bailey - http://draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=41971
Mark Herzlich - http://www.draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=41993
Prince Amukamara - http://draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=42000
Gabe Carimi - http://draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=42014
Patrick Peterson - http://draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=42030
Terrance Toliver - http://draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=42042
Noel Devine - http://draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=42053
DeAndre McDaniel - http://draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=42063
A. J. Green - http://draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=42070
Jonathan Baldwin - http://draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=42075
Michael Floyd - http://draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=42089
Joseph Barksdale - http://draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=42098
Bruce Carter - http://draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=42108


http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/sports_college_fsu/files/2010/07/0707rodneyhudson.jpg

OG Rodney Hudson, Florida State
6'2 - 282 lbs. - Senior

Highlights!

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Stud. Stud. Stud.

Only knock on him is his size, but I think he could go close to 300 and still be great. I usually hate small O-linemen, give me the big ones like Iupati and Jerry, but this guy is an exception. I really, really like this guy. As far as I can tell, he can do it all. He's an excellent run blocker, great pass-blocker, latches on to defenders really well. From what I've seen, he's great at blocking on the run, great at pulling. Virtually great at everything, lol. But again, his size is a weakness.

And sorry for posting this so late, but I was kinda busy today.

zachsaints52
08-06-2010, 09:13 PM
I love OL and he seems like a keeper.

OaklandRaider56
08-06-2010, 09:19 PM
Love Rodney Hudson as a prospect. I agree the only real knock on him is his size but he could probably play at a stout 300. Hudson plays the game the way it's meant to be played: aggressive with great technique. He has the ability to play guard or center at a high level in any system, but his clear best fit would be in a zone blocking scheme. 2nd round pick. I like him almost as much as I liked Ben Grubbs coming out of college.

FUNBUNCHER
08-06-2010, 11:17 PM
Tiny hands and feet. 5th rounder IMO, but will be a huge steal.

BuddyCHRIST
08-07-2010, 11:11 AM
I think he'll player Center in the pro's as thats where his size projects better. He probably won't get drafted that high since he's a little small, but he can play multiple positions, dominates at the college level and has tons of experience. He'll be a great player in the pros.

Nalej
08-07-2010, 11:12 AM
The Pats need an interior line... asap!
Get him in New England.

BeerBaron
08-07-2010, 02:01 PM
I think he'd still even be on the small side for a pro-center. Teams who face a lot of 3-4 defenses will want to avoid him. (AFC East and North for example.)

A ZBS team might have better use for him though.

Mr. Goosemahn
08-07-2010, 02:10 PM
I think he could have a similar impact to what LeCharles Bentley had prior to his injury.

bce
08-07-2010, 03:37 PM
Not sure i understand the hype. Was he a 5 star prospect or something, highly rated coming into college?

OaklandRaider56
08-07-2010, 07:51 PM
Not sure i understand the hype. Was he a 5 star prospect or something, highly rated coming into college?

What hype?

BuddyCHRIST
08-08-2010, 11:42 AM
Not sure if its even worth addressing, but the "hype" is from being a two time All ACC player and starting since he was a freshman. And being very good at the game of football.

DeepThreat
08-08-2010, 02:41 PM
Size can be incredibly overrated in guards. Eric Steinbach plays around 6'6" 275 and he is a very good guard.

OaklandRaider56
08-08-2010, 05:26 PM
Not sure if its even worth addressing, but the "hype" is from being a two time All ACC player and starting since he was a freshman. And being very good at the game of football.

Yeah it probably isn't. But in the words of an actor portraying James "Boobie" Miles, "Hype is something that's not for real. I'm all real."

I don't hear a lot of hype about Rodney Hudson, the attention he gets is deserved. If he falls to the third round than some team is getting a steal, Hudson's a legit football player.

bce
08-09-2010, 05:49 PM
Size can be incredibly overrated in guards. Eric Steinbach plays around 6'6" 275 and he is a very good guard.

275? child please

Lots of guys are all conference players, doesnt mean they are nfl superstars, i just cant see using a high draft pick on an undersize guard. Im not saying hes not a propsect, but the idea that this guy warrants a high pickrd1 or 2 escapes me.

JohnCandy
09-17-2010, 02:16 PM
I have a very hard time believing that he is 282lbs. from watching him on film and seeing pictures of him. I bet he is playing right now between 290-300lbs. Thes elisted weights are sometimes 3 years old and I bet Hudson had the same listed weight as a True Freshman.

I will wait till the Senior Bowl/Combine to worry about weight.

I think he will play C in the pros and I like the LeCharles Bentley comparison similar sizes and physical dominance.

How does he compare to Mike Pouncey?

After watching both of them I will tell you who looks better, Hudson.

If he shows up at the combine at 6'2" 300lbs. I bet he is a 1st round center.

tjsunstein
09-17-2010, 03:11 PM
275? child please

Lots of guys are all conference players, doesnt mean they are nfl superstars, i just cant see using a high draft pick on an undersize guard. Im not saying hes not a propsect, but the idea that this guy warrants a high pickrd1 or 2 escapes me.
He's not a higher round prospect, where do you get that impression? He obviously has his flaws but he can play. A solid mid-round pick.

JohnCandy
09-17-2010, 03:36 PM
He's not a higher round prospect, where do you get that impression? He obviously has his flaws but he can play. A solid mid-round pick.

ESPN/NFL Draft Coutdown to name a few have this guy going high in the draft some in the 1st round.

Hudson was listed at 285lbs. as a true freshman and there is not way in 4 years of lifting wieghts he has not gain weight.

CashmoneyDrew
09-17-2010, 04:04 PM
Usually the top senior guards fall a little in the process. By the time the draft rolls around I don't see him going before mid-3rd round.

zachsaints52
09-17-2010, 10:22 PM
I think he will play C in the pros and I like the LeCharles Bentley comparison similar sizes and physical dominance.

If he has the nasty streak LeCharles had he should do great then. Miss me LeCharles :(

Also, LeCharles played some OG in New Orleans, so its not like he was a one trick pony. They just didn't have a Center at all.

SenorGato
09-18-2010, 12:19 AM
He's kind of like a smaller Ben Grubbs...who's pretty small for a guard. Chris Snee also works...I think he can play at around 295-300 as a pro.

BeerBaron
09-18-2010, 12:39 AM
He's kind of like a smaller Ben Grubbs...who's pretty small for a guard. Chris Snee also works...I think he can play at around 295-300 as a pro.

Eh, Grubbs is listed at 310 and Snee 317.

I'm standing by my earlier assessment that he's too small to stay at G in the NFL short of landing in the perfect scheme. A change to center will help, but even then, with so many teams switching to the 3-4, centers need to be even bigger and stronger now to deal with them.

wicket
09-18-2010, 05:37 AM
His size is really troubling to me and I would like to see him working at center. If he were I center I could live with him being undersized but I like my guards to be maulers. Not trying to say Hudson isnt a baller cuz he truly is but I really would like him to at least try to be a center.