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Rodney Hudson
Round 2, Pick 55
Position: G
Class:  5Sr
School: Florida State
Conference: Atlantic Coast
HT: 6-2.5
WT: 299
40 Time: 5.27
Biography: Four-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his sophomore campaign and named an All-American player after his senior and junior seasons. Winner of the ACC Jacobs Blocking Award as the league's top offensive lineman in 2009.

Positives: "Undersized yet athletic lineman who enters the draft as the top zone blocker. Built low to the ground, plays with good pad level, and gets underneath defenders blocking with leverage. Quickly gets his hands into opponents, stays with the action, and displays outstanding movement skills. Quick out to the second level, smooth moving about the field, and easily hits moving targets. Explodes off the snap and is a solid position blocker who seals opponents from the action."

Negatives: Tends to get tall as the play proceeds. Lacks strength at the point of attack and rarely moves opponents off the ball or finishes blocks. Seems like he's holding on for dear life at times.

Analysis: "Hudson has been a sensational lineman on the college level, and despite his lack of natural size and bulk, he projects well as a zone blocking lineman in the NFL. His limited size may force a move to center, but Hudson will succeed in the right system."

Projection: 2-3
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