**The article below appeared on Rivals.com**
What he lacks in size, Rodney Hudson <http://floridastate.rivals.com/cviewplayer.asp?Player=84387> makes up for in heart. The 6-foot-2, 290-pound plus offensive guard isn’t the tallest or the biggest guy on the South squad at the Senior Bowl, but he is one of the strongest. Some experts predict the former Seminole lineman could work his way up to being a mid to late first round pick in April’s NFL draft. That means the Mobile, Alabama native could very soon become a millionaire, something that he knows will take some getting used to.
“It’s business like,” said Hudson after practice in Mobile” “You see how people greet you. You need to be professional. There’s no playing around and joking around and you need to stop your childish ways.”
Hudson was a consensus All-American in his senior year at FSU.
The unanimous All-American was never known for his childish ways. In fact, at FSU, not many people knew much about his personal life. That’s how he liked it, keeping to himself, showing off his work on the field and keeping his mouth closed. That’s why it comes to no surprise that every time you see Hudson in the team hotel, he has a swarm of pro scouts surrounding him. “It’s a great experience,” he said. “I know them (coaches) from on T.V. You do your job and impress them.”
But with all the talk about which round Hudson will be drafted in, how does he stay focused on the task at hand? “It’s not that hard for me. I don’t go on blogs or on the internet,” said Hudson. “I focus on what I can do on the field.”
What he did on the field at Florida State was help lead the ‘Noles to their first 10-win season since 2003. He also protected Christian Ponder and E.J. Manuel while opening up running lanes for a potent Seminole running game. It was the perfect senior season leaving quite a few lasting memories.
“A couple this year, beating Florida and Miami in one year,” said Hudson of some of his fondest memories. “Beating Clemson the way we did after losing two games and then winning with a field goal.”
Like many of the athletes at the Senior Bowl, Hudson is trying to figure out how to stay injury free from through the combine and at FSU’s pro day. That’s why he is so happy with the training he has received at IMG in Bradenton. When he leaves Mobile, he’ll return to IMG where he just recently worked out with Cassidy Phillips, CEO and creator of Trigger Point Performance Therapy. A good number of the senior bowl players have been praising his products, and Hudson says it has made all the difference in his training and made sure to pack them in his suitcase. (http://www.tptherapy.com)
“It works man,” said Hudson. “He (Phillips) does stuff to you. You can feel the difference instantly. It loosens up certain parts of the body. I have one actually.”
Hudson is hoping that anyone or any product that he uses can help him land in the first round. And if it’s any indication by his performance during the first few days, he will be the first Seminole drafted in April, and at the very least at some point on the first day.