2021 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about JAMES HUDSON: Cincinnati, 6043 302 5.34. Junior entry, one-year starter, Toledo, OH. Earned first-team All AAC honors in 2020. Originally a defensive line recruit that began his career at Michigan before transferring to Cincinnati in 2018. Hudson underwent a nationally-known mental health situation that enabled his transfer. The NCAA denied his immediate eligibility, thus forcing him to sit out all but one game. He then played in the shortened 2020 season, starting 10 times. That is it. He is still incredibly raw and inexperienced, but there is absolutely no denying his physical talent and upside. He has a lot to learn and clean up but there is a level of explosion, twitch, and power here that very few can match. It may take a year-plus, but he could be a starting tackle or guard for a long time, and a very good one. Explosive foot work that translates into power. Incredible twitch in his lower half. Can move a great distance up the edge in pass protection in a hurry without his feet ever coming more than a couple inches off the ground. A dangerous, borderline reckless blocker when he gets into space with a head full of steam. Has the quickness and agility to move with defenders beyond the line of scrimmage. Has a violent punch that gets big time movement on his man when his feet and hips are lined up. Has loads of untapped potential and is still raw and inexperienced on the offense side. Just at the start of the offensive lineman learning curve. Raw and inexperienced. Techniques are inconsistent across the board. Doesn’t trust his footwork and it will cause him to overextend, making him top heavy and off balance. Hands are inaccurate. Will be susceptible to holding penalties until he becomes more automatic. Doesn’t understand the art of pass protection yet. Too often beat by double moves, especially to his inside shoulder. Sixth/seventh round. (A-33, H-11, BP-22, 10-1.84).