Photo of BRADLEY CHUBB
Grade
7.25 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'4" Height
  • 275LBS. Weight

Overview

Football runs in the blood of the Chubb family. Bradley's father, Aaron, was a star linebacker at Georgia. His brother, Brandon, was a very good linebacker at Wake Forest. And yes, he is related (cousin) to Georgia's senior running back, Nick Chubb. Bradley is the most talented of them all, showing off his wares during a first-team All-American and first-team All-ACC senior season where he won the 2017 Hendricks (best defensive end) and Bronko Nagurski (best defender) Awards. He finished second in the FBS with 26 tackles for loss and lit up quarterbacks 10 times, breaking up two passes, in addition to forcing three fumbles. He had a second-team All-ACC (coaches) and team Defensive MVP junior season (22 tackles for loss ranked in the top four nationally, 9.5 sacks, three forced fumbles). Chubb used his NFL size, violent hands, and relentless pressure to rack up those TFL playing on either side of the line, with only former No. 1 overall pick Mario Williams collecting more in a season for State (Chubb wore Williams' No. 9 jersey in 2016 and 2017). He showed flashes as a sophomore, with 12 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, and three forced fumbles after contributing as a true freshman (four tackles in 11 games).

Analysis

Strengths

Looks the part. Long-limbed with broad chest, built shoulders and thick legs. Good combination of size and athleticism. Sets and holds the edge with wide base. Major disruptor who can get into gaps and drive up the field to take it off schedule. Fights back against wash down blocks. Relentless and rabid in approach. Plays on bouncy feet. Range to constrict backside lanes and chase play side. Doesn't quit on plays and makes tackles downfield. Runs feet through contact and is a frame-on-frame tackler. Actively searches to strip the ball. Has experience standing. Able to drop, open hips and roam in coverage. Good body control. Faced quality tackle competition. Mature rush approach. Has improved at his craft. Stab move can ruin a tackle's pass set. Hands are quick, talented and violent. Able to pummel the punch and dull the edge. Runs the rush arc with acceleration around the corner. Absolute terror on twists. Grinds through inside edge of a tackle.

Weaknesses

Needs to time up hand swipes and initial hand usage earlier. Athletic tackles set into him before he gets rush momentum going. Not a natural hip-flipper. Plays top-heavy at times. Needs to play under control. Better knee bend would improve conversion of speed to power. Gets overly involved with initial contact and will lose sight of ball carriers. Needs to improve feel for down blocks and attack them earlier. Gets behind in the rep against reach blocks. Balance though contact is inconsistent due to pad level. Can improve shed timing at point of attack.

Draft Projection

Round 1

NFL Comparison

Chris Long

Bottom Line

Chubb possesses high-end physical traits, years of production and the ability to play in a variety of positions in both odd and even fronts. Chubb returned to school last year and turned areas of improvement into areas of strength. His motor and athletic ability cause him to jump off the tape snap after snap and his play attributes and production should translate quickly as a pro. Chubb should be an early pick, early starter and multi-time Pro Bowler.
-Lance Zierlein
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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