Tour2ma Posted May 3, 2021 Report Share Posted May 3, 2021 For starters he has a rare distinction... OK... more to the point. Here are the available game tapes I viewed/ am viewing... UC vs. UGA (2020 Peach Bowl) is one of the better tapes available... and is a cut up... but as seen in the above we only get to see our new OT a little less than a half. There is also the full game if you are so inclined. Memphis vs. UC (2020 Week 9) full game UCF vs UC (2020 Week 12) full game There are also a couple 2019 games, but Hudson, who transferred from tsun, played very little in 2019 due to a hardship waiver (about having to sit out... I think) being denied/delayed. So to the youtube machine I go... Game 1 Impressions... man, 2 quarters went by quick... Hudson saw little of Ojulari early when they mostly danced with Ojul looking like he was playing contain, but got a heavy dose of him in Q2 with Ojul scoring two very clean beats both to the inside (one using a very pretty swim... the other pure speed following a head fake to the outside... the latter made Hudson look as bad as he did the entire half and earned him a flag). Never really saw Ojul test him with a pure speed rush up the field... not sure why... a token one set up one of the inside wins. While UC sometimes lined up a TE wingman for our new guy, I don't recall seeing a chip... so shows a degree of confidence in the kid. No other UGA Edge... and there were at least two, also undersized... challenged Hudson. Hudson's form? Decent... at least from the knees up. He has a nice seat... hand position is good (above mentioned flag was the only hold called, but he held plenty of other times with well-placed hands inside his opponents frame). Also his head is on a swivel and seems to recognize stunts quickly, which is fortunate because he doesn't react all that fast to what he sees. Fortunately most of the stunts to Hudson came from a big, ol' UGA DT looping over the Edge. Of the three times I can recall only once did the DT win catching James a little off-balance and then helping him be more off-balance. And from the knees down? Raw... raw... raw... There's not a hint of a kick-slide. Worse yet his 1st move in PassPro tends to be to raise his right (inside) foot and then put it back down very close to where it started, i.e., a completely wasted movement. From there he does tend to chop his feet... which is good as it keeps him ready to move. When engaged they do settle down. Only once did I see any hopping and that was to the outside to set an edge for a read option that never came. Movement? There was one TE screen to his side where after inviting and pushing the Edge inside he released to the near sideline... and he did not look too bad... for an OG. He even got to the CB reacting up to keep the play inside, but instead of running thru him where he was (as in the above video ) he tried to react to the CB's juke and effectively whiffed... but the CB juked himself out of the play so same same. It's just always nice for us big guys to connect with those lil guys... #@tia... Functional strength? Remains a question... never saw him anchor against size in PassPro or drive size in run blocking... not in this half a game anyway. Bottom line... his feet need training no matter where he ends up, but especially if he's to compete at OT. Otherwise there's some form there and we've got plenty of teachers on staff. and both in and around the locker room. He does look better on the field than his ProDay measures would lead you... or at least me... to believe, but that's faint praise. I honestly feel like my expectations were too low going into this first tape. Won't be the case with the other ones... All for now, but I leave you with this... another fairly rare thing for any college player, let alone an OL. Sounds like a good locker room guy... 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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