Hudson played in over 130 snaps as a rookie, but none at the center position. Hudson filled in at left guard for an injured Ryan Lilja, the position he dominated at during his four-year career at Florida State. Still, the Chiefs are confident the 6-foot-2, 299-pound Hudson can step in right away and replace a mainstay of the offensive line, reports Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star.
“During this offseason program, he’s taken to it,” head coach Romeo Crennel said of Hudson. “He’s taken control and command, and he’s making the proper calls in practice. Physically, he’ll be able to make the blocks and pass protect the way we need him to. I’m encouraged by what I see. When we get to training camp, we’ll find out with the pads.”