In The 2nd Round It’s C Rodney Hudson

With the 55th selection of the 2011 NFL Draft, the Chiefs drafted Florida State center/guard Rodney Hudson.

The second-round choice stands 6-2, 300 pounds and has played both guard spots, left tackle and a little bit of center for the Seminoles during his four years as a starter. He was an unanimous All-America selection in 2010 and was named to the All-ACC team for the third straight season. He goes down as the most decorated offensive lineman in ACC history.

With the Chiefs he will start his NFL career at center, according to GM Scott Pioli.

“There’s the chance we’ll start him off at center,” Pioli said. “Not the starting center, but he’ll start there with us to begin practice at center.”

Hudson said he’ll jump in wherever he can.

“I’m just going to come in and play wherever they put me,” Hudson said. “I played mostly left guard at Florida State, but I can play anywhere they want.”

Hudson played in 51 games and started 47 in four seasons for FSU. He  missed just two games during his college career to injury.  A native of Mobile, Alabama, he played at B.C. Rain High School.

No matter what position he played for the Seminoles, Hudson produced. Over those 51 games, he played 3,220 snaps and allowed one sack. Coaches review of the game tapes showed just 21 missed assignments in those snaps. That means Hudson performed at 99 percent plus efficiency throughout his career.

7 Responses to “In The 2nd Round It’s C Rodney Hudson”

  • April 29, 2011  - Blake says:

    Love the pick!!!!

  • April 29, 2011  - Rick says:

    Yep, good pick and fills a definite need.

  • April 29, 2011  - el cid says:

    Like him but several sources say he plays with head down and ends up on his face. Need a little weight against bull rush.

  • April 29, 2011  - Tim says:

    I realize he’s bigger than Casey W., but not that much bigger. Guess we’ll see if he can handle the beasts from Oak., Pit., GB, etc.

  • April 29, 2011  - SG says:

    Good pickup…upgrade over Rudy N.

  • April 29, 2011  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    BALT & OAK et al are going to love shoving this undersized lightweight into the backfield…

    Two day draft grade all picks of kcindy: ‘F’

  • April 30, 2011  - ed says:

    This awesome pick. We need to add another young interior lineman very good pick

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