Breaking major college football program records for sacks and tackles for loss is impressive. It is even more impressive for Chubb, who passed former No. 1 overall draft pick Mario Williams (Houston Texans, 2006) in each of those categories, finishing his Wolfpack career with 26 sacks and 60 tackles for loss.
Chubb arrived in Raleigh as a moderate high school recruit, but improved each season and went from borderline first-round talent to surefire top-10 pick with a strong senior campaign. In 12 games in 2017 (sat out the bowl game), he collected 26.0 tackles for loss and 10.0 sacks to earn ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors and won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, which is awarded to the nation's top defensive player. Chubb might not go No. 1 overall like Williams, but there is a legitimate chance he lands in the top five.
With an ideal build to be an NFL defensive end with large, physical frame and 34-inch arms, Chubb also knows how to use his natural ability. He understands how to use his long levers, leaning into blockers with violent hands and moving bodies with brute strength. He continues to pepper blockers mid-rush and his ability to counter with power might be his best trait.
Although he isn't a silky-smooth speed rusher off the edge, Chubb is able to patch together an efficient pass rush to pressure the quarterback. He is also an above-average run defender with the competitive make-up that will translate well to the NFL game. Chubb isn't on the same level as Myles Garrett (Cleveland Browns, No. 1 pick) a year ago, but he is this draft's top pass rush threat and an immediate NFL starter.
--Field Level Media
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