Khaleke Hudson can make you think about Philly’s Nathan Gerry if you aren’t careful. They played at different programs. Their skillsets and playing styles are both dissimilar and similar at the same time, but like Gerry, Hudson could make the switch from safety to linebacker when he moves up to the next level.
More and more, the nickel package is becoming the base set for pro teams, and defensive coaches are employing these hybrids who can play safety and line up like a linebacker more often. Guys who can play at the line of scrimmage to stuff the run and help out in coverage can write their own ticket. Check both boxes for Mr. Hudson.
As much as the Maryland Terrapins would like to be one of the destinations for the best football talent in the country, that project seems to be taking its’ time with getting off of the ground. They do get a few studs from time to time. Make sure you bring up Antoine Brooks Jr. when any conversation about the Terps and football is the subject.
Physically, Brooks resembles Khaleke Hudson as both are five-foot-eleven, but the 224-pound Hudson outweighs Brooks by four pounds. In Indy, Brooks ran the 40 in 4.64 seconds. He also showcased a 34.5-inch vertical. He figures to come off of draft boards late on Day 2 or sometime during Day 3.