Bradley Chubb still hopes to crash the top-five party

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Before the Colts traded down from the third overall pick in the draft, some thought they would target defensive end Bradley Chubb. Even with an emerging belief that there will be a run on quarterbacks, Chubb still could end up being a top-five pick.

Chubb’s agent, Erik Burkhardt, tells PFT that the former North Carolina State pass rusher will meet with five teams between Sunday night and Monday morning, in advance of his Pro Day workout in Raleigh. All of the teams with whom Chubb will be meeting currently pick within the top seven of the first round.

Long-time NFL assistant coach Jim Washburn spent several days with Chubb for on-field workouts, film study, and discussions about playing in the NFL.

“He has a wicked inside hand on his pass rush and he corners at a very high-level,” Washburn told PFT. “He’s a hard-core dude, very smart. If he gets into the right system he should be a double-digit sack guy, soon and for a long time.”

Washburn also provided this word of caution to teams finalizing their draft boards: “If I was the team in need I would be very, very careful on passing on him.”

Asked for a player to whom Chubb compares, Washburn said that Chubb “has some Trent Cole in him,” calling it the “ultimate compliment.”

“Trent was an alpha dog,” Washburn said. Chubb could be one, too. Teams will be making their own decisions as to whether that will be the case, very soon.

22 responses to “Bradley Chubb still hopes to crash the top-five party

  1. Chris Ballard has looked awful so far as GM of the Colts but he would look like a genius if they could still get Chubb after trading back to #6

  2. .
    It would appear that a consensus on the top six has come together. The favorites are QBs Darnold, Rosen, Allen and Mayfield plus DE Chubb and RB Barkley.
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  3. After Myles Garrett debacle, why would any team waste a top 5 pick on a pass rusher?

  4. I am not sold on him as a top 5 pick. He is not an elite pass-rusher, he is very good, but he is better as a run defender than he is at rushing the QB. There is not a big gap between him and Harold Landry and I project him more as a top 15 pick than a top 5 pick. I can see the Colts passing on him for Fitzpatrick or Nelson, or even trading down even further to get a guy like Josh Jackson, Trumaine Edmunds, Roquan Smith or Connor Williams.

  5. Garret debacle?? Hmmm.. The Browns would be the perfect fit to make the best D-line in football! These are not the same Browns anymore! Bank it! Go Browns! Woof woof!

  6. Garret debacle?? Hmmm.. Chubb would be the perfect fit to make the best D-line in football! These are not the same Browns anymore! Bank it! Go Browns! Woof woof!

  7. Sam Darnold at 1 and Chubb at 4 would be an amazing draft for browns. Franchise changing.

  8. It’s funny how every potential draft pick is called “smart” or “intelligent”. The majority of them would be drop outs working minimum wage jobs at best if it wasn’t for football.

  9. 2nd most important position after QB is edge rusher. They are game changers if good. Garrett and Chubb would be fantastic together. Dorsey knows football–watch for it!

  10. Colts GM Chris Ballard has looked “awful” so far? Really? So, what “fireroger” is saying is that if Indy still manages to grab Chubb at #6, it’s just blind luck? I think Ballard made an incredible deal. How he drafts and uses the picks, of course, is how he will be judged. I don’t think he should have let Melvin and Hankins walk, but the deal with the Jets was brilliant. Ask the Pats what they got for Jimmy G? Bottom line: Ballard already is a huge improvement over Grigson (Bjorn Woerner, 1st round; Philip Dorsett, 1st round; Gosder Cherilus (Huge $$$ free agent bust).

  11. Cleveland didn’t lose all their games because Ogbah wasn’t a double digit sack guy. Go QB and Barkley at 1 and 4 and give yourselves some offensive playmakers. Build an identity and build some hope that that you’re serious about putting more points on the board.

    Chubb’s not a double digit blind side pass rusher at the next level anyways, but would be a nice fit battling RT’s and complementing a premier rusher. 4 overall is too high a price for that.

  12. Garret debacle?? Hmmm.. Chubb would be the perfect fit to make the best D-line in football! These are not the same Browns anymore! Bank it! Go Browns! Woof woof

    …. yes, not the same Browns. If everything breaks right they can be 2-14!!!!

  13. Trent Cole was selected in the 5th round… I loved him as an Eagle, but he was not a HOF type player. Picking top 5 I’d want someone who compares to someone that was more a household name than the ultimate compliment of Trent Cole

  14. FWIW, the 3-cone drill is supposedly one of the key tests in judging an edge rusher’s talent. Elite rushers like JJ Watt regularly have times less than 7 seconds. JJ Watt was 20 lbs heavier than Chubb at his combine and ran it in 6.88 seconds. Trent Cole ran his 3-cone drill in under 7 seconds. Bradley Chubb ran it in 7.4 seconds.

    Hopefully Chubb can improve upon his time at his pro-day. Regardless, he sure passes the eyeball test. After these QBs come off the board, there are going to be some steals in the top 15.

  15. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    March 18, 2018 at 6:31 pm
    After Myles Garrett debacle, why would any team waste a top 5 pick on a pass rusher?

    Denver chose Miller with #2 pick. That worked out pretty well.

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