Nick Chubb

Georgia
RB

Prospect Info

College
Georgia
Hometown
Class
Cedartown, GA
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
5' 11"
227 lbs
32”
Hands
9 5/8”

Prospect Grade

5.79
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Cleveland
Browns
Round 2 ‧ Pick 3
40 Yard Dash
4.52
Seconds
 
Bench Press
29
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
38.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
128.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.09
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.25
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
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Seconds
 
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Chubb is the direct descendant of the founders of Chubbtown, a community begun by freed slaves after the Civil War. He grew up in nearby Cave Springs and made headlines at Cave Springs High by running for over 5,400 yards and 79 touchdowns over his junior and senior seasons. The top-50 overall recruit garnered many honors as a true freshman in 2014, including SEC Freshman of the Year, first-team All-SEC, and was named to various Freshman All-American squads. In 13 games (eight starts), Chubb rushed for 1,547 yards on just 219 carries (7.1 per) and 14 scores. He set a SEC bowl record and was named Belk Bowl MVP with 266 yards on 33 carries against Louisville. Chubb continued his run of 13 straight 100-yard games midway through his sophomore (747 yards, seven touchdowns in six starts), but a left knee injury (multiple ligaments, but no ACL) on the first play of scrimmage against Tennessee. Surprisingly, he returned to play every game in 2016, starting 11. He was not clearly not as explosive a runner as he was pre-injury, but the team captain still presented the power and enough speed to finish with 1,130 yards and eight touchdowns on 224 carries. Chubb finished his career strong, starting 14 games, leading the national runner-up Bulldogs with 1,345 yards on the ground, and scoring 15 times on 223 carries (plus four receptions, 30 yards receiving) and garnered second-team All-SEC honors to finish second in the school's annals in rushing.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 2
NFL Comparison
Alfred Morris
Overview
Has the size and mindset of a primary ball carrier, but lacks any one element of his game that jumps off the tape when evaluating. Chubb isn't overly elusive, but he does a good job of running through arm tackles and initial contact with lower body strength and contact balance. Chubb could become an average NFL starter, but his lack of third down value may end up hurting his draft stock.
Strengths
  • Possesses a low center of gravity and strong base giving him natural balance to help stack yardage after contact
  • Has some pop behind his pads as a runner
  • Can attack edge with sudden, lateral cutback if contain falters
  • Has one-cut ability
  • Saw foot quickness and burst improve after sluggish 2016, post-injury effort
  • Has adequate acceleration to the edge and is effective with his off-hand at stiff-arming and separating himself from tacklers in pursuit
  • Shows proper level of discipline to keep runs between the tackles when called for rather than trying to bounce everything outside
  • Has footwork and feel to slalom through interior traffic and squeeze out hidden creases near goal line
  • Patient approach and runs with very little wasted motion
  • Ball security is a plus
Weaknesses
  • Explosion and sharpness still not quite where it was before leg injury in 2015
  • Late wiggle is average
  • Needs to make early cuts to avoid tacklers
  • Tends to get bogged down when forced by penetration to make off-schedule moves early in the run
  • Vision is just okay
  • Shows occasional hesitance in reading block development
  • Would benefit by pressing line of scrimmage a little deeper
  • Would like to see him physically challenge tacklers more often rather than trying to shake them
  • Doesn't possess run-away speed
  • Wasn't used often on passing downs at Georgia
Sources Tell Us

"He was smart to go back to school because he got in better shape and looked a lot better than last year. I thought he was special before he tore up his knee. I don't see special anymore but I do see a solid runner." - AFC Director of College Scouting

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league