By: Steve Johnson
Bradley Chubb, EDGE N.C. State
6’4 3/8 269 34″ arms, 9 7/8″ hands
4.65 40, 36″ vert, 121″ broad jump
2014: 2 games. 4 tackles,
2015: 13 games. 66 tackles, 10.5 TFL, 5 sacks, 1 int, 1 pass break up, 2 FF
2016: 13 games. 56 tackles, 21 TFL, 10 sacks, 1 pass break up, 3 FF, 1 FR
2017: 12 games. 72 tackles, 23 TFL, 10 sacks, 2 pass break ups, 1 FF
Accolades: 2017 first-team All-American, 2017 first-team All-ACC, 2017 Hendricks (best defensive end) and Bronko Nagurski (best defender) Awards.
History: 3 star recruit out of Powder Springs, GA. Has bloodlines, his father stared at Georgia, his brother at Wake Forrest, and Nick (Georgia RB) is his cousin.
Strengths: Ideal size, built well. Quick, violent and strong hands. Punishes offensive linemen with the first punch. Quicker than a guy his size should be. Relentless motor. Always moving his feet. Can hold the edge in the run game. Can stand up or get into a 3 point stance. Played against top level linemen. Has a knack for stripping the ball. Has lined up on both sides of the ball. 3 year production.
Weaknesses: Not super twitchy as some previous top EDGE guys. Not going to give you anything in coverage. Somewhat top heavy. Doesn’t have a ton of experience standing up.
Overview: A big, strong pass rusher with violent hands. Chubb is best suited as an end in a 40 front. He has all the physical ability and the production vs top end competition to back it up. Depending on the QB craze, he should be a top 5 pick.
Draft Projection: Top 5 Pick
Phanaddict Draft Grade: 7.20