Sam Hubbard – 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Sam Hubbard

DE

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
DE Ohio State 6 JR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'4 265 4.76 6'5 270 33 1/8 10

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.96* 35 9'8 DNP 6.84 4.32

Overview:

Hubbard finished his career at Ohio State, where he played in 40 career games, had 116 tackles, 29.5 for loss, and 17.0 sacks. He also had 1 interception, 3 pass breakups, 3 forced fumbles, and 2 fumbles recovered. He has good edge rush size, is a tackling machine, gets good pressure on the quarterback, and is a good pass rusher. He also has good speed, is a hard hitter, and a defensive play maker. He also creates havoc on defense. He is also very relentless when going after the ball carrier, he uses his speed to get through the offensive line when pursuing the quarterback, and he does a good job of powering his way through the offensive line. On the other hand, he tends to have issues with bigger offensive lineman, and while he has good speed, he does not have elite edge rush speed, but that does not hurt his game. With all of that said, I expect Hubbard to be a late 1st-round, to early 2nd-round pick when it is all said and done.

Strengths:

Has good edge rusher size

A solid tackler

Has put up solid sack numbers at Ohio State

Gets good pressure on the QB

Is a good pass rusher

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

Has good speed

A hard hitter

A defensive play maker

Creates havoc on defense

Is very relentless when going after the ball carrier

He uses his speed to get through the offensive line in pursuit of the QB

Does a great job of getting the QB and backs down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Has good instincts

Does a good job of powering his way through the offensive line

Weaknesses:

He tends to have issues with bigger offensive lineman

While he has good speed he does not have elite edge rush speed

Career Stats:

Games Played: 40

Tackles: 116

Tackles For Loss: 29.5

Sacks: 17.0

Interceptions: 1

Pass Breakups: 3

Forced Fumbles: 3

Fumbles Recovered: 2