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Sam Hubbard

EDGE

Ohio State

Strengths 

6'5"

Height

Weight

265

Bench
40-Time
10-Time
20-Time
n/a
n/a
Vertical
Broad Jump
20-Shuttle
60-Shuttle
3-Cone
Hand
Arm
Wingspan

Final Grade

6.95

Injury History

Games Evaluated

Team Fit

Hubbard isn’t a standout athlete but he has good body control and excellent bend ability. He has natural flexibility and plays with consistent pad level when coming out of his stance and engaging a lineman. He possesses the talent to sink his hips and wrap around the blocker with the ability to move inside or out. He plays with excellent balance and attacks with a wide base. He is quick out of his stance often demonstrating a quality first step. Hubbard utilizes his hands extraordinarily well, as he is capable of moving tackles with his punches. He uses his punches to look for the ball carrier, gain separation and attack. Hubbard’s hands are active as a pass rusher and display the ability to throw quick and powerful punches to prevent the tackle form locking in his punch. His best pass rush move comes after he shows tackles a bull rush quickly reversing direction and utilizing a spin move inside. Hubbard is relentless and will not give up on the play. He has a motor that will take him to plays that other defenders may quit on. He has a high football intelligence and can read plays quickly. He has the play recognition to diagnose play action and attack.

Weaknessess

Hubbard is a quick athlete, but he doesn’t possess explosion other DE’s have. He is a hard worker with a high motor, but he isn’t a twitchy athlete. He doesn’t have great burst off the line, and needs to fight to gain separation and win against tackles. He needs to work harder than other athletic ends to pressure the quarterback, but his relentless attitude and technique help. He occasionally becomes high after contact and will need to stay lower to win more consistently. Although he has an effective spin, his arsenal of pass rush moves runs dry and his bull rush isn’t the strongest either. He is an arc-runner, rather than a move maker as a pass rusher, and he needs to gain strength and power to become more successful against NFL tackles. He tends to get tight when attempting to corner and pressure a passer.

Big Picture

Hubbard has great size and build, but he doesn’t possess excellent athletic ability or impressive strength as a pass rusher. He consistently generates pressure utilizing his motor and technique, but he isn’t necessarily exceptional at any one thing. He is stout and aggressive in the run game, and works hard to succeed in the passing game. He possesses solid tape with no big flaws ever showing up. He is a solid presence on the edge with the ability to generate pressure based on technique, sheer will and determination. He has the size and motor to succeed, but teams who are looking for a pure edge rusher will tend to shy away from Hubbard. Hubbard will be a quality starter at the next level and will succeed in as the strong side DE in a 4–3 defensive scheme.

Player Comp

Athleticism:

6.7

Lateral Agility
Flexibility
Explosiveness
Playing Strength
Balance
7.5
5.5

Pass Rush Ability:

First-Step Quickness
Use of Hands
Leverage
Pass Rush Moves
Finish Ability
8.5
7.5
6
6.5

Big Play Ability

Against The Run:

7.25

Set the Edge
Stack and Shed
Range
Gap Shooting Ability
Tackling
8
6.5

Competitiveness:

Toughness
Consistency/Motor
Disruption
7
9

Intelligence:

7.67

Awareness
Play Recognition
Position Versatility
6.70