Packers 2018 Draft scouting report: EDGE Bradley Chubb

RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 25: Bradley Chubb
RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 25: Bradley Chubb /

A look at the top defensive player in this year’s class, edge rusher Bradley Chubb, and his potential fit with the Green Bay Packers.

The Packers need to add people that can routinely pressure the quarterback this offseason. Clay Matthews is aging and it will become harder to rely on him in the future and Nick Perry is one of the most injury prone players on the roster.

Other pass rushers, such as Vince Biegel or Kyler Fackrell, have potential but have yet to show they can be starters in the NFL.

Bradley Chubb could solve some of the problems facing the Packers pass rush. He had 10 sacks in each of his last two years at N.C. State and 25 total throughout his college career, per Sports Reference.

Chubb is the best of the bunch in an impressive class of edge rushers that features names such as Harold Landry and Marcus Davenport. He could immediately be a starting caliber player for the Packers and would certainly help the weak secondary as the opposing quarterback would be dealing with a lot more pressure throughout the game.


Chubb is very versatile. He should be able to play either defensive end in a 4-3 scheme or outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme effectively.

Very good in run support due to his ability to be very quick off the edge. Doesn’t take plays off. Works his butt off the entire game. Uses his hands well at the point of contact with the offensive tackle. Very powerful player.

He got to incredibly elusive quarterback Lamar Jackson multiple times when they played last year, and pressured him throughout the game.

Chubb occasionally dropped into coverage. I don’t know if Mike Pettine would have Chubb do that in Green Bay but it’s certainly an added bonus to have that ability.

When he was used standing up he did a pretty good job in run support. Provides good interior pressure when asked to.

He took over against Florida State and basically stopped their offense on his own.

Chubb has a great football IQ, and knows what he is doing and where he needs to be at all times.

Chubb is the all-time sack leader at N.C. State, according to Backing the Pack.

He’s not quite as good as Jadeveon Clowney or Myles Garrett were coming out, but he is close.


His transition to outside linebacker could be a little hard initially as he primarily played defensive end at N.C. State and was rarely used as a stand up pass rusher.

He didn’t have the hardest schedule in his senior year besides playing against Clemson and Notre Dame. Would have liked to have seen a tougher schedule.

Fit with Green Bay

Chubb would immediately improve the Packers pass rush and would be the automatic heir apparent to Matthews as the team’s premier pass rusher. Chubb would also be great to have should Perry’s injury problems continue to linger. The combination of Matthews, Perry, and Chubb would bring havoc to offensive lines.

Could he end up in Green Bay?

Not unless they trade up for him, and in order to get to where Chubb will be picked they would potentially have to part with a second-round pick or even more to move up and get him.

If he fell to the mid-top 10, a move up for Chubb would still be something for the Packers to seriously consider. They will not have a chance to get a talent like Chubb through the draft as long as Aaron Rodgers is healthy.

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