NC State football has quietly featured one of the nation’s top edge rushers of the past two seasons and now is lucky enough to have Bradley Chubb back for his senior season.
And people are taking notice, as the big-time defensive end was rated as the No. 17 player in college football by NFL.com.
“If you are in the ACC, you know about this guy,” analyst Charles Davis said. “If you reside elsewhere, get to know him. He recorded 22 tackles for loss, including 10 sacks, in 2016, and I would not be surprised to see his sack number increase by 5 this season.”
The 6-foot-4, 275-pound Chubb received ranked in the top eight in the voting of two of the CFB 24/7 analysts, while he received votes from three of the seven voters to make him the third-highest rated edge rusher.
Chubb made 57 tackles last season with a monstrous 21.5 tackles for loss and 10 sacks, essentially doubling his totals in both categories are a sophomore season with 11 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks. His 21.5 tackles for loss last season ranked him sixth in the nation and third in the ACC.
Said analyst Bucky Brooks: “Big, athletic edge rusher with the length and versatility to create havoc off the edges. Chubb’s combination of size, athleticism and superb combat skills allows him to overwhelm blockers with finesse or power-based moves.”