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2018 Prospect Preview: NC State's Bradley Chubb is a stout run-stuffer
By Elliott Rooney •
Jul 17, 2017
CHAPEL HILL, NC - NOVEMBER 25: Bradley Chubb #9 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack leaves the field with a piece of the Kenan Stadium hedges between his teeth following a win against the North Carolina Tar Heels on November 25, 2016 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. North Carolina State won 28-21. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
NC State’s Bradley Chubb returns for his senior year as one of the premier edge-rushers for the 2017 college football season. Chubb enters the season as having a Day 1 PFF projection and one of PFF’s preseason top three edge defenders in the class.
Chubb is one of the best run-stopping edge defenders in this year’s class. His run stop percentage of 10.4 ranks No. 5 in this year’s class as last season he finished No. 1 in the ACC with 39 total defensive stops (a defensive stop is a tackle that results in a “win” for the defense). He has the sixth-highest percentage of positively-graded plays versus the run among draft eligible edge defenders in 2016.
Chubb showed great ability to win in a variety of ways last season – 21 of his 53 pressures came from winning outside (39.6 percent) and another 16 came from the inside (30.2 percent), he also picked up a bullrush pressure every 59.7 rushes, which was No. 9 in the draft class.
Chubb could improve on his missed tackles, as in his career he has missed 23 of his 116 career tackle attempts, or one out of every five attempts.