2015 NFL DRAFT

Adrian Hubbard, OLB

School: Alabama  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 257 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
173165

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.662.591.61- 38 1/29'9"--
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
---- --4.58-

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Lanky pass rusher who boasts good combination of length, athleticism and versatility. Provides scheme versatility with experience lining up at end as well as outside linebacker.

Generally uses his speed to beat tackles off the corner, but can surprise them with a strong bull rush and flashes a quick inside cut to complement both. Surprisingly effective against the run, showing good knee bend when taking on blocks, as well as the strong, long arms to take on, shed and make the tackle when the ballcarrier is near.

Generates power on contact, pushing ballcarriers backward. Was often asked to drop into coverage, showing light enough feet, balance and speed to contribute in this role at the next level.

WEAKNESSES: Bit of a wild card in that he is not extraordinary in any one category and was inconsistent throughout 2013. Lacks an explosive first step, isn't very sudden when asked to redirect in space and won't overwhelm opponents with elite quickness or agility.

COMPARES TO: Dion Jordan, OLB, Dolphins - Hubbard's combination of length, flexibility and power could earn him comparisons to the former Oregon star, the No. 3 overall pick in 2013 by the Dolphins. Hubbard isn't as explosive off the snap as Jordan (in fact, Hubbard is often slow off the ball) but his long gait does help him build speed quickly and he has some bend to avoid blocks.

-- Rob Rang

Player Overview

Hubbard finished his junior year with 33 tackles and three sacks as the Tide's SAM linebacker and has several questions to answer regarding his range and reaction quickness.

Scouts will be intrigued with Hubbard's length at nearly 6-feet-6, but there was surprisingly little muscular development on his 255-pound frame at the Senior Bowl. For a player coming off a disappointing junior season who still elected to enter the NFL Draft with a year of collegiate eligibility remaining, it wasn't the best impression to make.

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05/13/2014 - Packers signed 12 rookie free agents: Hubbard, 22, started all 13 games for the Crimson Tide as a junior in 2013 and registered 33 tackles (20 solo), including 51??2 tackles for a loss, three sacks and three passes defensed. As a sophomore in 2012, he played in 14 games with 13 starts and posted 41 tackles (24 solo), including 11 tackles for a loss, seven sacks and a team-high three forced fumbles. - Green Bay Packers
 

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