2. Cleveland Browns OT James Hudson
It wasn’t a good showing for Cleveland Browns starting left tackle James Hudson.
There have generally been rave reviews emanating out of Berea concerning Hudson’s play, but Sunday showed the University of Cincinnati product has a lot more work to do.
Hudson allowed a team high six pressures, which included a sack and a quarterback hit, according to Pro Football Focus. Obviously, this is concerning considering Hudson was mostly upagainst New York’s second- and third- stringers. The website graded Hudson out as the lowest graded blocker on the team, with a mark of 31.9.
He graded out with a mark of 19.7 in pass blocking on 39 snaps, woof!
On the bright side, this was just Hudson’s second taste of NFL action. He’s going to make the roster as he has shown promise throughout practice and was even solid in his preseason debut against the Jaguars.
Hudson’s down day makes you wonder what Cleveland will do with Chris Hubbard. He’s been listed as a bubble candidate, or even a trade candidate. For depth purposes, he’d be great to have around, resuming his role as the versatile swing lineman.