NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As NFL scouts converged on Tempe, Ariz. or rolled Arizona State tape to watch Brandon Aiyuk or even Eno Benjamin in 2019, some took note of a player in the background who was doing some gritty work, blocking aggressively.

But there was a widespread undertone that Tommy Hudson wasn’t interested in the NFL because his plan was to be a Navy SEAL.

Tight End Tommy Hudson, Tennessee Titans

“Yeah, there was a little bit of a miscommunication I think on some of the player personnel people at ASU about what my ambitions were after (college) football,” Hudson said. “My dream has always been to play football for as long as God’s going to give me the ability to play it, and I guess that just was miscommunicated.”

He was not on the list of 65 tight ends Dane Brugler had in “The Beast,” his thorough pre-draft scouting preview for The Athletic.

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