Bradley Chubb is a NFL ready player. From his size to his technique, Chubb has it figured out. First thing you notice when you turn on the defensive film from N.C. State is his ability to string moves together, and his strength when rushing the passer and playing the run. Chubb isn’t as gifted athletically as Myles Garrett, but both players are very similar in their style of play. Chubb has a powerful punch at the point of attack, but also uses his arm length to long arm blockers and convert his speed to power. Along with his upper body strength, he has very fluid hips and good bend in his legs that allow him to bend the edge. Plays with excellent pad level and has very polished hand technique when taking on blockers. Bradley Chubb has shown a consistent ability to win off the edge but also has enough talent to win with an inside move as well. While his physical ability and technique jump out at you, his motor and love for the game does as well.
The combine will confirm my initial thoughts, but I don’t think Bradley Chubb is all that athletic. You see where at times he will win the edge, but isn’t quite quick enough to explode off his plant foot and get to the quarterback. Due to his size and athletic ability, we may see Bradley Chubb be limited to a 4-3 defensive end position.
Bradley Chubb is currently sitting at the top of my big board. His size, explosiveness, and technique when rushing the passer will make him an easy evaluation for NFL scouts. While he is a great pass rusher, he plays the run excellent as well. In his rookie year, he will immediately make a difference for whoever gets the talented defensive end from N.C. State. While some are worried about his maturity, his attitude on the field is something the NFL wants from a competitor. The combine has the ability to all but confirm Chubb as a top five selection in the 2018 NFL Draft.