Nick Chubb, RB
School: Georgia | Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior | Age: 21
Height / Weight: 5-11 / 228 lbs
Projected Draft Status: Rounds 3 and 4
NFL Comparison: Jordan Howard
Out of Cedartown High School in Georgia, running back Nick Chubb is easily one of the best running back prospects the NCAA has to offer this year. Before heading into Georgia, Chubb in his junior and senior season alone, rushed f over 5,400 yards and 79 touchdowns. In 2014 Chubb played with the Georgia Bulldogs as a true freshman. He split carries with Todd Gurley before Gurley was injured, accumulating over 1,500 yards and 16 total touchdowns. If it were not for his sophomore season, where he was injured mid-season, Chubb would have easily had four 1,000-yard rushing seasons at UGA. Chubb earned multiple honors including 2014 SEC Freshman of the Year, first-team All-SEC, and 2017 second-team ALL-SEC.
- Incredibly strong lower-body, hard to bring down on the first attempt (YAC).
- Adequate balance, quick feet, and one-cut ability.
- Good patience and acceleration that allows him to reach second-level often.
- Bell cow back with excellent ball security, can demand 20-25 carries per game.
- Questions concerning explosiveness after 2015 injury, may not be entirely recovered.
- Not an all-purpose back, bare minimum pass-catcher.
- Limited third-down back, will impact his effectiveness.
Let’s see his work:
Nick Chubb has always been one of my favorite rbs pre-injury. He’s a headache to bring down!! #DraftTwitter #NFLDraft #2018NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/7chBrLChwK— Damian Parson (@NFL_Draft_Crr) March 21, 2018
Nick Chubb is the total package man. Great burst and change of direction to get to the outside and beat the defender pic.twitter.com/L1f5sgWlsi— Alistair Corp (@alistaircorp) March 8, 2018
How He Would Fit On The Redskins
The Redskins are in dire need of a running back capable of dominating the carries that translate into a respectable running game. Chubb is immediately pro-ready and capable of being a primary running back. If the Redskins are in need of just that, this is the back that will pay substantial dividends almost immediately. However, if the Redskins are looking for explosion and breakaway runs, that area is questionable for Chubb. Overall, Chubb’s strength as a back is his power and balance. However, in today’s NFL game, his weaknesses may hinder his ability to be a great back. Nonetheless, one should not be discouraged if the Redskins select Nick Chubb.