Sadly I think your assessment of Hudds is spot on,
He can pass the ball, but often he is a little over ambitious. I guess he is supposed to be a deep-lying creative midfielder.
Jan Vertonghen is fully capable of playing the holding role. I'd start Naughton at LB, Daws and Caulker at CB. My biggest concern is who to play next to Vertonghen in CM! we have no quality options left. I can't see Gylfi or Dempsey being able to play there, Hudds isn't good enough and IMO Tom Carroll isn't ready, all other options are injured.
I hate slagging Spurs players, but I cannot defend Hudds, he's mid-table quality at best.