Throughout the summer, National Scout Jon Ledyard, Assistant Director Joe Marino and Scouting Director Kyle Crabbs will be conducting summer assessments on 99 notable senior prospects. Of these 99 seniors, the 33 most prominent will be covered by all three analysts.
Of the remaining 66, each of the three analysts has “drafted” 22 of them to scout exclusively.
This serves as the foundation for our 2018 draft assessments.
Scout: Joe Marino
Name: Bradley Chubb
Date of Birth: N/A
College: North Carolina State
High School: Hillgrove (Georgia)
Games Played: 28
Games Started: 26
Team Captain: Yes
Production: 126 tackles, 31.5 tackles for loss, 15 sacks, 5 forced fumbles.
High School: 3-star recruit. Cousin is Georgia running back Nick Chubb.
College: 2015-Team Defensive Lineman of the Year Award recipient. 2016-3rd Team All-ACC, Team Defensive MVP,
Strengths: Dominant run defender with a natural feel for play recognition and combating blocks. Understands blocking schemes and locates the football quickly. Does well to play off contact and fight through gaps to clog up running lanes. Sets a firm edge and has a stout anchor. Knows when to play aggressive and attack the backfield. Plays with great hand technique to position himself to shuck blockers and rarely allows blockers to sustain their positioning. Stacking and shedding is routine for him. Play strength is excellent.
Rushes the passer with a relentless motor. Knows how to use his hands to soften rush angles and fight through contact to create pressure on the quarterback. Has flashed a strong spin move and knows how to work back insider to attack interior gaps. Hand combating is deliberate and well-timed to attack the blocker. Has clear pass rush plan on every rep and demonstrates counter moves. Flashes speed to power conversion with the bull rush. Does well to leverage his rush and get under pads. Uses length to keep separation from blockers.
Weaknesses: Is a bit tight in the lower half and doesn’t have great bend to get around the edge. Requires rush angles to be softened. Will occasionally get worked beyond the peak of the pocket due to lower body stiffness. Not overly explosive with his first step.
Summary: North Carolina State EDGE Bradley Chubb has the skill set of an ideal base end in a 4-3 defensive scheme. An outstanding run defender, Chubb is reliable to maintain his gap integrity and make plays against the run. His ability to stack blocks, shed and finish lead to routine plays being made at or near the line of scrimmage.
Chubb has a solid pass rushing skill set in terms of rush variety, motor and hand usage. With that said, his flexibility in the lower half and lack of burst out of his stance temper his upside to become a standout pass rusher in the NFL. While he has potential to become an effective NFL pass rusher, he doesn’t project as a dominant NFL pass rusher at this point.
If Chubb can display more fluidity and explosive traits as a senior when bursting out of his stance and cornering the edge track it would go a long way towards improving his draft stock.
Chubb has starter traits at the next level.
Predicted Value Range: Day Two Range