5 OL Chicago Bears should avoid in 2021 NFL Draft
James Hudson, Cincinnati
The first line that NFL.com uses to describe James Hudson is raw but athletic. That would be great for a player who Grinding the Mocks projects to be in play at pick 52 for the Chicago Bears but could fall to pick 83 as well. Still, the Bears should lean to the latter and should pass at 83 as well because while he is raw he may not be very athletic.
Take a look at his RAS score compared to other tackles from past years. He is below average in the athleticism department. So raw, but not athletic is a low floor, low ceiling player. No thanks.
As noted, he is raw. That is because he only has 11 starts after transferring from Michigan as a defensive tackle. Chicago Bears fans have had enough of the former defensive tackle who is raw stepping for needed tackle snaps. That is far too close to happening if Hudson gets drafted by the Bears.
His upside may flash on tape, but the reality is that in a shortened COVID season Hudson had a few moments, and Cincinnatti caught people’s attention with less football on. This is another player who is best served being drafted on day three.