Jon Baldwin. Justin Houston. Ricky Stanzi. The Chiefs have brought in some great new talent. I loved the Stanzi pick. However, none of them have claimed the top spot as my favorite pick. My favorite selection of the weekend? Rodney Hudson.
Why Hudson? Because offensive linemen do a lot of dirty work and they don't get recognized that often. Here are several reasons why I like the Husdon pick:
*He's an All-American. Pretty good company if you ask me.
*He's versatile. He's played at tackle, guard and center. He's probably going to be a center in the NFL but if Lilja or Waters went down with an injury, Hudson would be able to step in and help fill the void.
*Leadership is obviously important and Pioli loves leaders. Hudson was a team captain at Florida State.
*Holding penalties and false starts kill any momentum the offense makes. Hudson commits very few penalties (he had only one penalty throughout his entire senior year).
*His maturity level scored big points with me. His mother is a single parent and in high school he worked at a KFC in just so he could help out with bills. His mother didn't make him do it. He chose to get a job on his own. His willingness to take on responsibility like that speaks volumes about what kind of guy he is. Nowadays,
I'm hoping we can keep this guy in Kansas City for a very long time. Here's to you Rodney. You're my favorite new Chief.