Judie was a 2008 junior college All-American despite the fact opponents stayed away from him during his sophomore season. He also averaged 26.8 yards per kickoff return and 15.1 yards per punt return, including one score.
Judie was, as one would expect, very popular among major college programs as a JUCO recruit. A&M's proximity to his hometown of Marlin gave them the edge in that battle, though his career in College Station got off to a rocky start.
He came to pre-season camp late to wrap up his academics at Fort Scott then had shoulder surgery, which caused him to redshirt.
It didn't take long for him to show his skills at the FBS level, however, as he intercepted four passes, made 57 tackles (two for loss) and was dangerous as a kick returner, averaging over 30 yards an attempt with two touchdowns.
Though he has only average size for the cornerback position, Judie's toughness, exceptional ball skills give him a chance to start at the next level. The fact he didn't grow up playing football in gridiron-starved Texas may give NFL teams some pause, but as long as he and his coaches at A&M convince scouts of his willingness to live and breathe the game as a professional, there's no reason to believe he can't be a very high pick in the 2012 draft.
Man Coverage: Fluid, quick backpedal. Quick feet off the line to stay with receivers once they make their move. Extends arms to get a punch, knocks even larger receivers off their route. Forces quarterbacks to look away from primary target. Good speed to stay in trail coverage over the middle. Comes off his man to chase down receivers running in the open field. Works hard to separate ball even after it touches receiver's hands or chest. Needs to get a hand on receiver when on press. Will bite on pump fakes to jump adjacent routes, allowing his man to get deep.
Zone Coverage: Fits best in a zone system at the next level due to size and ability to close to the ball. Aware defender, watches backfield closely and sees deep and underneath routes in his area. Lines up on the hash or near the line when there's no receiver on his side, effective versus the run or pass in that role. Confused about coverage at times, appears to be playing zone when others in man.
Ball Skills: Flashes the ability to make the spectacular interception. Can reach in front of receivers to knock away passes without interfering, though does not always get the ball when in position to do so. Above-average vertical, good timing to high-point passes, helps make up for lack of height in jump ball situations.
Run Support: Stocky build and aggressive nature gives him physicality in this area. Follows runs inside after receiver lets up and he sees ballcarrier. Attacks plays when run or pass-blitzing off edge, has the speed to get a least a piece of the ballcarrier. Fights through fullback blocks to get to the ball. Larger receivers can take him out of play, but he works hard to get off those blocks.
Tackling: Effective and willing tackler, though smaller stature does not allow him to be a great striker. Can wrap up and brings larger receivers to prevent yards after the catch, though his lack of length allows top pass-catchers to churn through his attempt. Strong cut tackler whether filling a hole or making a stop in space, though he will miss on occasion when ducking his head.
Intangibles: Late start to football career may create questions for scouts, but on-field and off-field effort appears to be solid. Good straight-line speed, aggression to the hole as a kick returner. Searches out space if lane is shut down but does not own elite acceleration once stopped. 2010 Special Teams MVP."
Is a gifted athlete with impressive body control and ball skills when asked to go up and make a play on the football. Takes excellent angles, extends his arms well and can make some really difficult grabs off his frame and come down with the catch. Displays very good straight-line speed as well vertically. Is fluid out of his transition, gets up to speed quickly and looks natural when asked to look, lean and attack the football.
Is still developing as a man corner and isn’t real polished sitting into his drop and keeping his legs under him. Fails to routinely get his hands into receivers off the line when asked to press and re-route. Allows his pad level to get upright, gets narrow with his footwork and will struggle with balance in and out of his breaks.
Often is forced to collect himself and chop his feet before closing on the pass in man, and gives up his fair share of completions because of it. Is more of an athlete than polished corner off the line in coverage at this stage. Often his initial first step is forward in order to balance himself before backpedaling and too often prematurely will open up the gate and allow receivers to get inside his frame.
Exhibits the willingness and physically to tackle in the run game. Attacks downhill with aggression, uses his longer, strong arms to wrap and is a solid tackling corner. Also, adds some kick return ability to an NFL team as well. Sets up blocks well, accelerates quickly and will fight for a return spot as well.
Impression: He’s a naturally gifted athlete with good range and great ball skills. Displays enough fluidity and balance to develop as a man-to-man corner, but looks ideally suited for a cover two type role at this stage that allows him to attack the football and create turnovers. An eventual starter in that type of scheme."
Is most comfortable in off-man and zone coverage where he shows a feel for routes, the ability to highpoint interceptions and aggression coming up to make tackles.
Zone corner who could be a candidate to convert to safety, and projects as a functional, albeit not impactful, returner."
Indeed, if healthy has the size to play a physical brand of ball close to the line of scrimmage and the speed and athleticism to turn and run with just about any receiver in the country;
Also has great hands, but struggles at times to pick up the ball in the air; doubles as an explosive KO returner who averaged over 30 yards a try last season two of which he returned for scores."
Judie is an above-average athlete with good body control and can reliably close ground to make plays on the ball. The key for him is that he moves fluidly and doesn't lose much speed when changing directions. Judie's man coverage skills are still under development.
He'll need to work on staying at home with his hips when backpedaling and not getting so chippy outside of five yards. His footwork can get sloppy when making breaks and will need to learn how to plant and move more often.
Despite his size, he's more than willing to make tackles. Judie quickly closes on screens and passes in the flat with a downhill trajectory. With that in mind, he may end up becoming a nickel corner in a zone-heavy defense and he could push for a starting spot early in his career."