Colts Round One Prospects: Bradley Chubb

Defensive end prospect Bradley Chubb (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Defensive end prospect Bradley Chubb (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /

Next up in our series is a defensive end from NC State, Bradley Chubb. Chubb has been linked to the Colts since they need a pass rusher.

The Colts have a big decision to make in the upcoming draft. Their number three pick is extremely valuable, and they need to take a can’t-miss prospect. A lot of pundits and experts believe that Chubb is that can’t miss prospect.

Chubb is a defensive end that played in a 4-3 scheme in college at NC State. Chubb was linked to the Colts even when the Colts still were planning to run a 3-4 scheme, which is a testament to Chubb’s skills.

Chubb is the prototypcial pass rusher. He can get to the quarterback extremely well. Even in plays where Chubb doesn’t get to the quarterback, he is able to disrupt the pocket and force quarterbacks to throw on the move. He has strong pass rushing moves and can either use the bull rush or speed around the end.

While watching his film, the only thing that could be a concern is his run stopping ability. The good thing is he’s still very good at that as well. Chubb can shed blocks and take down running backs in the backfield. But he doesn’t do that on a consistent basis quite yet. He struggled against a bad Pitt team doing just that, and he had the same issue against Furman as well.

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New defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus would love to add Chubb to the Colts roster. He would be able to make an immediate impact on the defensive side of the ball. The Colts need more pass rushers on the ends to speed rush in obvious passing situations. Chubb would be a good fit in the Colts organization, and if the Colts draft him Colts fans should be happy.