Name: Greg Hudgins
Position & Size: Defensive End/Rush Linebacker, 6-4, 230 Pounds
Hometown: Washington D.C. (St. Johns College High School)
Strengths: Quickness, Explosion off the ball, Athleticism, High Ceiling
Weaknesses: Plays a bit high, Needs weight for DE (Perfect for 3-4 OLB though)
2020 Prediction: Rotation at OLB/Rush End
There is not a ton of depth at the OLB spot that Derrick Barnes is going to hold down, I prefer to call it a rush end, as probably 75% of the time he will be getting after the QB.
But, behind Barnes, there is a lot of unknowns for that spot and quite frankly, Greg could be in the rotation early on.
He is another highly ranked edge rusher trying to etch his name into the den of defensive ends, trying to join the names of Ryan Kerrigan, Cliff Avril, Shaun Phillips, Anthony Spencer, Ray Edwards, Leo Sugar, Keena Turner and most recently George Karlaftis who seems to be headed to the Den.
Hudgins was a dominant high school football player. Physically, he is not as far as long as George was when he came to Purdue, but he is not far behind. He actually may be a bit more mobile then George last year.
The 4* prospect had plenty of other P5 offers, including IU, Tennessee, Maryland, Nebraska and Vanderbilt.
But, the Purdue commitment came early, giving Purdue a verbal in July of 2019, before his senior campaign.
Take a glance at some of his film.