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New Orleans Saints Draft Profile: DE Bradley Chubb

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He could be a great fit, but it would take the Saints trading up.

NFL: Combine Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Okafor has been the New Orleans Saints biggest addition (or re-acquisition) to rush the passer opposite Cam Jordan. The Saints could instead look to bolster their pass rush in the 2018 NFL Draft. If they’re willing to trade up, one potential target could be NC State’s Bradley Chubb.

NCAA Football: Miami at North Carolina State Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Height: 6’4
  • Weight: 269 lbs
  • Arms: 34”
  • Hands: 9 7/8”
  • 40 yard: 4.68 sec
  • Vertical: 31”
  • Broad: 121”
  • 3-cone drill: 7.37 sec
  • 20-yard shuffle: 4.41 sec

Analysis:

(per NFL.com)

Chubb possesses high-end physical traits, years of production and the ability to play in a variety of positions in both odd and even fronts. Chubb returned to school last year and turned areas of improvement into areas of strength. His motor and athletic ability cause him to jump off the tape snap after snap and his play attributes and production should translate quickly as a pro. Chubb should be an early pick, early starter and multi-time Pro Bowler.

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Bottom line:

(per Pro Football Focus draft guide)

Chubb is such an easy projection because his game is already so well developed. He’s a big, powerful base end that knows how to use his hands and could kick inside while still being solid against both run and pass. He’s improved every season of his career and never had games where he completely disappeared. Ultimately though, he may be capped as a pass-rusher by his flexibility and doesn’t profile as a high sack total type of edge rusher.

Poll

Would you like to see the Saints trade up for Bradley Chubb?

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  • 52%
    Absolutely! He could be the missing piece on the Saints defense!
    (380 votes)
  • 47%
    No - he’d be great, but we can’t afford to trade up.
    (346 votes)
726 votes total Vote Now