Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie signed center Rodney Hudson to a five-year, $44.5 million deal in 2015 hoping he would become a key building block to the Silver & Black’s offensive line.
Since joining the Raiders, Hudson has quickly become one of the league’s best centers and Pro Football Focus is recognizing it. Using their pass-blocking efficiency formula, the website found Hudson to be the NFL’s top-ranked center, finishing with a 99.6 pass-blocking efficiency last year. The 28-year-old allowed just three total pressures through 592 pass-blocking snaps leading to the top honors.
But last season wasn’t an outlier — the center has been one of the league’s best since he put on the Silver & Black jersey, allowing just one pressure out of every 85.5 pass-block snaps (the best over the three-year span).
At just 28 years old, Hudson has proven to be a quality free agent signing that should continue to be a part of the Raiders offensive line for years to come.