If you didn’t hear about Georgia running back Nick Chubb during last year’s college football season, then let me catch you up because you’re missing out on the best running back prospect ever! Oh wait, did he just say that? Yes I did and I’d like you to hear me out.
Strengths: Speed, Power, Vision, Hands, Size and Character.
Listed at 5’10” and 228 pounds, Chubb starts off with the perfect size for a back. He’s built low to the ground, which gives him a huge leverage advantage over defenders and they literally bounce off of him. The power in his lower body lets him break an unbelievable amount of tackles. He has high 4.3 speed that lets him truly separate from defensive backs, which is rare for a player weighing almost 230 pounds. Chubb displays very good patience at the line of scrimmage and has a knack for finding the big hole. He is slow to the hole, but fast through the hole, which is perfect for a back. I see soft hands catching the football and a workman like attitude. He isn’t one to celebrate, but acts like he’s been there before…probably because he is there often!
Weaknesses: Abuse and Agility.
Chubb sacrifices his body often for more yardage and it leads to a lot of abuse on his body. Will this leads to more injuries and a shortened career? I don’t know, but it makes him a much more effective runner for fantasy purposes. I also don’t see a wide assortment of moves in his repertoire to make defenders miss. He uses a pressure cut well and his power, but not a lot outside of those two.
Next, let’s compare Chubb’s freshman season against some of the best the SEC has ever produced.
Nick can be found on Twitter at @_NickWhalen