Yet, the Chiefs are convinced that Hudson can step into the shoes of Wiegmann, who not only blocked, pulled and trapped in the trenches, but made the line calls for his teammates.
"That’s part of this offseason program, that’s our job to coach him to recognize the fronts, make the IDs, and then to be able to block the correct guy and do it at an efficient level," coach Romeo Crennel said during last week’s minicamp.
"During this offseason program, he’s taken to it. He’s taken control and command, and he’s making the proper calls in practice. Physically, he’ll be able to make the blocks and pass protect the way we need him to. I’m encouraged by what I see. When we get to training camp, we’ll find out with the pads."