“During this offseason program, he’s taken to it,” head coach Romeo Crennel said. “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.”
Don’t overlook Crennel’s caveat about waiting to see how Hudson operates once the pads are on. The scaled-down workouts this offseason won’t accurately show if the somewhat undersized Hudson is ready to handle the likes of Jonathan Babineaux, Kyle Williams, Brodrick Bunkley, Antonio Garay and Haloti Ngata, five defensive tackles he’ll see right off the bat this season.