2017 NFL Draft
Scouting Report
Prospect:  Nick Chubb


   

School:           Georgia
Ht:  5'-10"       Wt:  220
Eligibility:      JR
Uniform:       #27
Position #1:       RB






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Entering his junior year, many will be keeping an eye on Chubb to see if he can bounce back from a knee injury that cost him half his sophomore year. Among many scouting circles, Chubb was in the same conversation as Leonard Fournette and Dalvin Cook prior to the injury, but now he will need to prove he can return to form. If he does, teams will have a tough time letting him get out of the first round.


Chubb has outstanding vision and patience. He rarely attempts to beat defenses to the sideline and prefers to get north and south as quickly as he sees his crease. He is powerful and compact making him very difficult to get to the ground. He takes short, choppy steps allowing him to cut on a dime. That kind of quickness helps him avoid solid contact, which results in breaking many tackles and always falling forward. His career average of 7.4 yards per carry is a testament to those abilities.

Coming back from what looked like a gruesome injury is going to be the concern on everyone's mind. He was fortunate that he had no nerve damage or an ACL tear, but it is still a knee injury on a running back. I also worry about his abilities on third down. He plays with a low center of gravity which could make him a solid pass protector at the next level, but I don't know if he will ever be a weapon as a receiver out of the backfield. I also would categorize him as more quick than fast. He has respectable straight-line speed, but I expect it to be closer to adequate than elite at the next level.


All in all, this is not the type of guy I would bet against. He has outstanding character both on and off the field. He is a selfless player that celebrates the achievements of his teammates more than his own and a smart player. If he is the player that we saw before the injury, he will likely regain his status as a first-round prospect.

Compares to (Current NFL Player): Ray Rice, (Former) Baltimore Raven

Strengths
- Powerful and compact runner
- Outstanding vision and patience
- Terrific short-area quickness
- Smart player - Good teammate

Weaknesses
- Returning from an injury
- Doesn't offer much on third down
- Marginal straight-line speed


Austin Smith
Austinjs14@aol.com
July 8, 2016



Articles/Links
1)   How Georgia's revised running game can make Nick Chubb even deadlier   - SBNation.com
2)   Georgia's Nick Chubb, Dominick Sanders named to preseason watch lists   - Macon Telegraph
3)   Georgia's Nick Chubb looking to become more of a vocal leader    - Macon Telegraph
4)   Nick Chubb Twitter





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