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Prospect Profile: North Carolina State DE Bradley Chubb

Bradley Chubb

Defensive end | N.C. State | Senior

Height: 6-foot-4 | Weight: 269 pounds

College Stats

2017: 73 tackles (40 solo), 26 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, two pass breakups, three forced fumbles in 12 games; ranked seventh in FBS in sacks per game (0.83) and second in tackles for loss (2.2); First-Team All-American and All-ACC selection; ACC Defensive Player of the Year; won Hendricks (best defensive end) and Bronko Nagurski (best defender) Awards

Career:204 tackles (103 solo), 60 tackles for loss (school record), 26 sacks (school record), four pass breakups, nine forced fumbles in 49 games; ranked 19th in FBS in sacks per game (0.81) and fourth in tackles for loss (1.7 per game) in 2016; Third-Team All-ACC selection in 2016; moved to defensive end in 2015; played linebacker and special teams in 2014

Combine Results

40-yard dash: 4.65 seconds (eighth among defensive linemen and edge rushers)
Bench press: 24 reps of 225 pounds
Broad jump: 10 feet, 1 inch
Vertical jump: 36 inches (tied for fourth among defensive linemen and edge rushers)
3-cone drill: 7.37 seconds (tied for eighth among defensive linemen and edge rushers)
20-yard shuttle: 4.41 seconds

Profile

Summary: Chubb wore a captain's "C" on his shoulder and the No. 9 — made famous at N.C. State by Mario Williams — on his chest for his final two seasons with the Wolfpack. He proved to be a disruptive force, racking up 48 tackles for loss and 20.5 sacks in his final 25 games.

Chubb became a starting defensive end in 2015 and ranked second on the team with 69 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks. That season was highlighted by 5.0 tackles for loss against Boston College, after which Chubb was named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week.

Williams became the No. 1 overall pick by Houston in 2006 after three seasons on campus, but Chubb decided to return for his senior year. He told media at the combine he was glad he made that decision.

"Just felt like I had so much more to work on, so much more to prove, not only to you guys but to myself," Chubb said. "I feel like the surface wasn't even scratched to my college career. Coming back this year paid dividends to me, and I'm 100 percent happy with that decision still."

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Stacking up: NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock ranked Chubb as the top edge rusher in this year's class while Bucky Brooks grouped him with defensive ends. Brooks wrote that Chubb is "the headliner" of this year's group of pass rushers because he has "outstanding quickness, hand skills and energy."

"He is a Mario Williams clone with the disruptive skills to be a perennial All-Pro off the edge," Brooks added.

Daniel Jeremiah initially ranked Chubb as the third overall prospect in his Top 50, but nudged him ahead of Quenton Nelson after the combine. Saquon Barkley tops Jeremiah's list.

Jeremiah wrote Chubb primarily lined up in a three-point stance and is best when moving forward but also handled playing from a two-point stance and dropping into coverage occasionally.

"He wins with rip moves, swipe moves and a powerful bull rush," Jeremiah wrote. "He can bend and wrap the edge. Chubb's motor never stops. His ability to finish is outstanding and it's reflected in his production."

Family matters: Chubb comes by his football prowess honestly. His father, Aaron, played at Georgia, and his brother, Brandon, played at Wake Forest before spending time with the Rams, Lions and 49ers. Brandon has rejoined the Lions roster. Their cousin, Nick Chubb, played running back at Georgia and is in this year's draft class.

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