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2010 NFL Draft: With the 152nd Overall Pick The Cincinnati Bengals Select Otis Hudson Offensive Lineman Eastern Illinois

With the 152nd pick of the 2010 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select offensive lineman, Otis Hudson from Eastern Illinois. Cincinnati's need for a guard was one of the positions that we figured the Bengals would eventually target. While not a big need, Cincinnati's rotation at left guard with Bobbie Williams getting long in the tooth, one has to figure that the team wanted to build some depth with the core of versatile linemen already on the roster. Hudson can supposedly play as a guard and tackle. And you know how the Bengals love those versatile offensive linemen.

Problem is, Hudson is a relatively unknown -- actually even a Google search brought up next to nothing, which is NEVER a good sign. He played with the Minnesota Golden Gophers in 2006 and 2007 and transferred to Eastern Illinois in 2008. While with MInnesota, Hudson played as a reserve defensive lineman, playing in 11 games in two seasons.

The following is Hudson's Eastern Illinois player page for 2009

Started for second straight season at right tackle with 12 starts... graded out at 82 percent from (the) season playing second most number of snaps on the season...  credited with 22 decleater blocks...  2008: transferred to Eastern Illinois in the summer... started nine games at right tackle... graded out at 82 percent for the season with 15 decleater blocks. 

CDS draft writes:

Shows above average pass pro technique, feet and backpedal for such a big man and for a collegiate ROT. We are projecting him inside, but he might be able to stay right where he is at the next level. Seems to give good effort on every snap. Doesn't look quite 331, and plays like a lighter man. Sets up well in pass pro, but sometimes over-reaches and loses contact. Must move feet even more against speed. Has some tools, and certainly has the size.

A bit of an O-line tweener. Not a real killer in the run game. More of a finesse guy despite his size. Not sure he has a real pro position. May need to hit the weights more. LOC concerns.