The Washington Redskins have selected linebacker Khaleke Hudson in the fifth round (No. 162 overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft
Hudson (5-foot-11, 224 pounds) played in 44 games at Michigan and recorded 225 tackles, including 114 solo and 23 for a loss. He had 10 sacks in four seasons while grabbing two interceptions and deflecting 14 passes.
Hudson originally played safety and running back while attending McKeesport High School in Pennsylvania and was highly-recruited as a two-way player. Prior to accepting a college offer from Michican, he was the No. 1 athlete in Pennsylvania, according to Scout.com and won the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette High School Football Player of the Year. In his senior year alone after recording 60 tackles, 1,118 rushing yards and 219 receiving yards.
Hudson collected several honors while playing for the Wolverines. He was a three-time All-Big Ten honoree, a semifinalist for the Jason Witten College Man of the Year in 2019 and he holds a school record for most tackles for loss in a single game with eight against Minnesota. The stat also ties a single-game NCAA record.
Now that he’s made it to the professional ranks, Hudson is looking to make an impact in Washington.
Cam Brown is the latest alum from Penn State’s ‘Linebacker U’ to find an NFL home.
The Maryland native was selected by the New York Giants on Saturday in the sixth round with the No. 183 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Former Lions Saquon Barkley and Grant Haley also play for the G-Men, of course, and the team’s defensive line coach is Sean Spencer, who left the Lions after the 2019 season for his first NFL job.
Before the Detroit Lions brought him in to compete for the starting right guard job, they got to try him out for an audition.
And because Jonah Jackson passed his Senior Bowl experience with flying colors, the Lions traded up 10 spots to take him in the third round of Friday’s 2020 NFL draft.
The Lions swapped third-rounders, gave up fifth- and sixth-round picks in the deal, and received a late sixth-round pick in return.
Jackson, who played at left guard as a graduate transfer at Ohio State last season after starting his career at Rutgers, played for the North team in January’s Senior Bowl, where he was coached by the Lions’ staff.
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