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Joey Hudson
SI Grade
2.84
Position: Class:
4Sr
School: Conference: Ht., Wt.:
6-2, 232
40 Time:
4.69

BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors after his junior and senior seasons. Led the team in tackles as a senior with 109. Junior totals included 99/2/8 after 97 tackles as a sophomore when he initially led the team.

POSITIVES: Hudson offers the size and speed to be a backup linebacker in an NFL system that allows him to freely flow to the action.

NEGATIVES: Inefficient, takes unnecessary steps to the action, and a little too quick moving up the field. More of a chase-and-run-down linebacker, and he does not force the action.

ANALYSIS: Relatively athletic, hard-working middle linebacker who could be shifted to the outside in the NFL. Fluid pedaling in reverse, quickly changes direction and shows a good head for the ball. Slides off blocks laterally, displays good playing speed and ability in pursuit. Picks up coverage assignments and effectively quarterbacks the defense.

PROJECTION: FA

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