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Chiefs Go OL in Round Two; Take Florida State OL Hudson

The Chiefs beefed up their offensive line in round two of the NFL Draft on Friday night, taking Florida State OL Rodney Hudson In 2nd Round.

Hudson closed out his career as the most decorated offensive lineman in the history of Atlantic Coast Conference football. In 2010, he became the Seminoles’ first unanimous first-team All-American offensive lineman since Alex Barron in 2004. He was one of just four down linemen to receive All-ACC honors four times in a career and the 11th player in league annals to earn the coveted Jacobs Blocking Trophy twice.

Hudson also established a conference record by being named ACC Player of the Week nine times during his career, the most of any lineman or offensive player to compete in the conference. The finalist for the Outland Trophy closed out his career by recording 48 consecutive starts in a Seminoles’ uniform.

Hudson was one of the team’s strongest players, boasting a 440-pound bench press and a 335-pound power clean. He was a regular performer in the team’s off-season training programs and was regarded as the “star pupil” during the college coaching career of renowned offensive line mentor, coach Rick Trickett.

“I think that was our main goal as an offensive line, not just me, to get stronger,” Hudson said of a group that returned all of its starters in 2010 from the previous season. “Get stronger, control people a lot more. We’re a lot more mature — mind-wise.” His impressive combination of power and quickness saw the offensive guard record blocking consistency grades of 80% or better in each of his final 31 contests.

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