Ahtyba Rubin #71 NT
Height: 6-2 Weight: 325 Age: 28
Born: 7/25/1986 Fort Belvoir , VA
College: Iowa State
Experience: 8th season
High School: Escambia HS [Pensacola, FL]
- Bench Press35.0 reps
Positives: Versatile athlete who has seen starting action along both the offensive and defensive lines. ... Short, squatty powerful body with good strength and lateral agility. ... Made an immediate impact as a run-stuffing nose guard for Iowa State after signing as a JUCO. ... Good strength at the point of attack. ... Uses his hands well to battle offensive linemen and flashes the ability to split the double-team and make the play on his own. ... Good lateral agility. ... Can locate the ball and fights to make the play. ... Pursues well for a man his size. ... Plays to the whistle. ... Immediately proved capable of playing at the Big 12 level upon signing with Iowa State and has made significant improvement over his two years at this level. Negatives: Lacks elite quickness off the snap and doesn't generate explosiveness in his pass rush. ... Won't scare anyone with his ability to get to the quarterback, as he has only 2.5 sacks over his two years at Iowa State. ... Plays hard, but as he tires, Rubin plays too high and can be washed out against the double-team. ... Typically double-teamed, but too often fails to make plays when single-blocked. ... Eats up blockers, but can't be relied upon to make significant plays on his own.