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Name: *Sam Hubbard 
College: Ohio State     Number: 6
Height: 6-5   Weight: 270
Position: DE  Pos2:   Class/Draft Year: rJr/2018
40 Low: 4.86
  40 Time: 4.97
   40 High: 5.06

Projected Round: 1-2      Stock: 
Rated number 3 out of 135 DE's     34 / 2197 TOTAL
Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6053
Weight: 270

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225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 35
Broad Jump: 09'08"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.32
3-Cone Drill: 6.84
No 40s/Bench-Choice

Dates: 03/22/18
Hand: 10  Arm: 33 1/8
Wingspan: 78 1/4

Height: 6053
Weight: 270

40 Yard Dash (HH): 4.95
20 Yard (HH): 2.87
10 Yard (HH): 1.69
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 16
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 4.76  40 Time Range: 4.95-4.98
 Data Scout Notes: 2017: 12-30-17- Announced Early Entry into 2018 NFL Draft...2ndC...2016: HMC...2015: NAC/NAM…2014: RS
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  Sam Hubbard
Ohio State Buckeyes
Defensive End
6-4, 265, 4.76, #6
Cincinnati, Ohio
Archbishop Moeller
6/29/1995


 Update

  12/30/17: Ohio State junior defensive end Sam Hubbard, a first-round prospect, will enter the 2018 NFL Draft, he announced Saturday morning on social media.
Hubbard, a second-team All-Big Ten selection, ended his college career in style, with 2 1/2 sacks of USC quarterback Sam Darnold in the Buckeyes' 24-7 Cotton Bowl victory Friday night.
NFLDraftScout.com ranks Hubbard as the 32nd-best prospect for 2018, putting him at the end of the first round.
Hubbard (6-5, 265) finished the season with 13 1/2 tackles for loss, including seven sacks. He finished his Ohio State career with 29 1/2 tackles for loss and 17 sacks.


 Overview

  A two-year starter at Ohio State, Hubbard made the rare conversion from all-state high school safety and lacrosse recruit to All-Big Ten defensive end, joining several other players who made an unlikely transition. Vic Beasley was a high school running back and developed into a top-10 draft pick pass rusher. Richard Sherman led Stanford in receiving before making the transition to defense and an All-Pro career as a NFL cornerback.

As a redshirt junior in 2017, Hubbard helped lead the Buckeyes to a top-10 ranked defense and arguably the best defensive line in college football. Hubbard was a quarter of Ohio State’s “Rushmen” package, including Tyquan Lewis, Jalyn Holmes and Nick Bosa.

While not a sudden rusher, Hubbard is a balanced athlete with the core flexibility and enough twitch to manipulate blockers in space. His instincts are a critical part of his success and much of that is due to his preparation, but he tends to overthink things, which stalls his pass rush. He lacks sophistication in his pass rush sequence, but his athleticism and intelligence fuel his versatility and give NFL coaches a baseline to develop his skills and responsibilities.

BACKGROUND
A three-star linebacker recruit out of high school, Hubbard was a two-sport star at Moeller, leading the football team to back-to-back state titles as an all-state safety. He was also a standout midfielder on the lacrosse team in high school and originally verballed to Notre Dame to play lacrosse before Urban Meyer recruited him to play football for the Buckeyes – Hubbard decommitted from Notre Dame and gave up lacrosse as a high school senior to focus on football.

Hubbard arrived in Columbus as a linebacker and tight end before moving to the defensive line during his redshirt year in 2014. With Joey Bosa suspended for the 2015 season opener, he earned his first career start and played a significant role off the bench the rest of his redshirt freshman season, finishing with 28 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks and his first career interception to earn Freshman All-American honors. With Bosa leaving for the NFL, Hubbard took over his starting job and posted 46 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks in 2016, earning All-Big Ten Honorable Mention honors.

Hubbard returned for his redshirt junior season in 2017 and started eight games, finishing second on the team with 13.5 tackles for loss, 7.0 sacks and a pair of forced fumbles to earn Second Team All-Big Ten honors.


 Analysis

  STRENGTHS
Nimble, flexible athlete. Lateral footwork to exploit blockers in space. Rarely gets off-schedule with his rush, keeping his hips and feet in sync. Attacks with forward lean, maintaining balance between his upper and lower halves. Quick reflexes to properly react to movement. Busy hands to swipe and take advantage of mistakes by blockers. High football IQ and rarely fooled tracking the football. Not a power player, but not easily redirected in the run game. Gets the ballcarrier on the ground when he makes contact. Comfortable playing in space, dropping into zones. Worked hard in the weight room to develop his body, gaining 40+ pounds since committing to play football. Studious and hard-working with an appetite for improvement. Successful in the classroom, becoming the 30th player in Ohio State history to earn Academic All-American honors. Named a 2017 team captain. Offers position flex, especially considering his background as a linebacker/safety. Productive resume, averaging double-digit tackles for loss each season in Columbus. – Dane Brugler 1/2/2018

WEAKNESSES
Conservative rusher and needs to trust his reflexes. Shorter stride length and doesn’t have screaming arc speed. Needs to better time the snap count and improve his initial attack. Hand tactics are still in development phase, lacking mature move-to-move transition skills. Doesn’t have the power to bull rush or go through blockers. Average arm length and build likely maxed out. Benefited from a loaded defensive line, giving him one-on-one opportunities and allowing him to be rested for all four quarters. – Dane Brugler 1/2/2018

COMPARES TO: Emmanuel Ogbah, Cleveland Browns – The first pick of the second round in the 2016 draft class, Ogbah has been a dependable NFL starter when healthy. The absence of a distinguishing trait is what likens him to Hubbard, who has plenty of workable tools to be a steady pro.

IN OUR VIEW: Although his tape doesn’t show a difference-maker, Hubbard is the type of competitor who wants to be great and offers the requisite athleticism and smarts that the NFL covets. The word safe is dangerous when discussing draft picks, but safe is appropriate for Hubbard with his well-rounded skill-set, which should make him a reliable, long-term starter.


 2017 Season

  Hubbard, a second-team All-Big Ten selection, ended his college career in style, with 2 1/2 sacks of USC quarterback Sam Darnold in the Buckeyes' 24-7 Cotton Bowl victory Friday night.
NFLDraftScout.com ranks Hubbard as the 32nd-best prospect for 2018, putting him at the end of the first round. Hubbard (6-5, 265) finished the season with 13 1/2 tackles for loss, including seven sacks. He finished his Ohio State career with 29 1/2 tackles for loss and 17 sacks. Ohio State's dominant 2017 defensive line also will lose seniors Tyquan Lewis and Jayln Holmes, but standout end Nick Bosa (16 tackles for loss, 8 1/2 sacks) will be back as a junior in 2018 to lead a still-deep unit. - The Sports Xchange

12/17/17 - 2017 ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DL Sam Hubbard, Ohio State,...Hubbard, a fourth-year junior who graduates in December with his degree in finance, was named second team all-Big Ten by both the coaches and the media. From Cincinnati, Hubbard is a two-year starting defensive end for the Buckeyes and the leading tackler among the team's defensive linemen with 36 tackles, including 10.0 tackles for loss and 4.5 quarterback sacks. He is the Big Ten defensive player of the week after his five-tackle, 2.5-quarterback sack game vs. Michigan. - Ohio State Football


 2016 Season

  Honorable mention All-Big Ten ... First Team Academic All-American (3.61 GPA majoring in finance) ...among the team leaders with 7.0 TFL and 3.0 sacks on the season ... career-high six tackles, 2.0 TFL and 1.0 sack in the win over Tulsa ... tied that career high with six stops in the win over Michigan ... also had six tackles at Penn State ... five tackles, 2.0 TFL and 1.0 sack in the overtime win at Wisconsin ... had two tackles and a half sack in the win at Oklahoma ... five stops and 1.5 TFL in the win over No. 10 Nebraska.

 2015 Season

  Hubbard was named a freshman All-American by USA Today … he earned the start in the season opener against Virginia Tech and was a key back-up in the final 12 games for the 12-1 Buckeyes … he was in on 414 plays as a freshman with 333 on defense plus an additional 81 on special teams … recorded 28 tackles, including eight tackles-for-losses totaling 44 yards plus 6.5 quarterback sacks … he also recorded an interception (vs. Maryland), a pass break-up, three quarterback pressures, a forced fumble and had two fumble recoveries … was in on a career-high four tackles three times: vs. Virginia Tech, Western Michigan and Notre Dame … also had a career-high 55 snaps in the win over Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl.

 High School

  Hubbard was a first-team Associated Press Division I all-state safety in 2013 and was rated by Scout as the No. 1 player in the state of Ohio and a five-star recruit … Scout ranked him the No. 2 OLB prospect in the nation while Rivals and ESPN rated him No. 37 and No. 43, respectively … also highly rated overall nationally by Scout (No. 29) and Rivals (No. 124) and as the No. 9 athlete by 247Sports

… Hubbard led Archbishop Moeller to consecutive Division I state championships as a junior and senior … he recorded 109 tackles and five interceptions as a senior, including a 10-tackle performance against Mentor in the 2013 state title game to cap a 14-1 season … also had a fumble recovery, interception and blocked extra point vs. Mentor … all five of his 2013 interceptions came in the state playoffs, including two vs. St. Xavier … Hubbard had 75 tackles and two interceptions for Moeller’s 2012 state champion team that finished 12-3 … is an outstanding lacrosse player, as well, who considered playing college lacrosse before choosing to be a Buckeye.


 Personal

  Is the son of Amy and Jim Hubbard.

 
 Draft Scout Player News
01/04/18 - 2017 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-BOWL TEAM: Defensive Line: Sam Hubbard, Ohio State (Cotton): Hubbard was credited with 2 ˝ sacks of Ohio State's eight sacks in the fifth-ranked Buckeyes' 24-7 triumph over No. 8 Southern California. Hubbard also had 3 ˝ tackles for loss. - AP College Football
12/30/17 - Ohio State junior defensive end Sam Hubbard, a first-round prospect, will enter the 2018 NFL Draft, he announced Saturday morning on social media. Hubbard, a second-team All-Big Ten selection, ended his college career in style, with 2 1/2 sacks of USC quarterback Sam Darnold in the Buckeyes' 24-7 Cotton Bowl victory Friday night. NFLDraftScout.com ranks Hubbard as the 32nd-best prospect for 2018, putting him at the end of the first round. Hubbard (6-5, 265) finished the season with 13 1/2 tackles for loss, including seven sacks. He finished his Ohio State career with 29 1/2 tackles for loss and 17 sacks. Ohio State's dominant 2017 defensive line also will lose seniors Tyquan Lewis and Jayln Holmes, but standout end Nick Bosa (16 tackles for loss, 8 1/2 sacks) will be back as a junior in 2018 to lead a still-deep unit. - The Sports Xchange
12/17/17 - 2017 ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DL Sam Hubbard, Ohio State,...Hubbard, a fourth-year junior who graduates in December with his degree in finance, was named second team all-Big Ten by both the coaches and the media. From Cincinnati, Hubbard is a two-year starting defensive end for the Buckeyes and the leading tackler among the team's defensive linemen with 36 tackles, including 10.0 tackles for loss and 4.5 quarterback sacks. He is the Big Ten defensive player of the week after his five-tackle, 2.5-quarterback sack game vs. Michigan. - Ohio State Football
11/27/17 - NOV 27 BIG TEN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Sam Hubbard, Ohio State, Jr., DE, Cincinnati, Ohio/Archbishop Moeller...Recorded five total tackles (four solo) and a forced fumble in Ohio State's win at Michigan...Set a career high with 2.5 sacks for minus-27 yards...Led a defense that limited Michigan to 100 rushing yards...Earns his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor...Last Ohio State Defensive Player of the Week: Raekwon McMillan (Nov. 28, 2016). - Big Ten Football
01/02/17 - In the end, the Ohio State Buckeyes' youth and inexperience was exploited by Clemson in the desert. On the bright side, most of the team that reached the College Football Playoff with only six returning starters and the youngest squad in a Power Five conference will be back next year, likely including quarterback J.T. Barrett. Ohio State sent a record dozen players to the NFL draft last year, leaving coach Urban Meyer with a young team he thought could be a year away from competing for a championship. But Barrett carried the overachieving team on his back when the passing game faltered, H-back Curtis Samuel emerged as a star and the Buckeyes finished 11-1 with a thrilling double-overtime win over Michigan. But Ohio State's inexperienced offensive linemen were exposed and Barrett was pummeled.

Just one starter - All-American center Pat Elflein - is out of eligibility, along with punter Cameron Johnston and kicker Tyler Durbin. The rest of the starters and most of their backups were underclassmen. The Buckeyes likely will be dinged by some players leaving early for the NFL again but likely will be a preseason top 5 pick and make another strong run for the playoff. "Our anticipation is to get back here next year and take a good swing at it and realize we've got a lot of work to do," Meyer said. Curtis Samuel, the only player in the nation with 800 yards passing and 700 yards rushing, has another year of eligibility but could leave early for the NFL. He said he hasn't made a decision yet. On the defense, the fifth best in the nation this year, middle linebacker Raekwon McMillan, defensive end Tyquan Lewis and cornerback Gareon Conley are juniors and could make the jump early. Hooker, a redshirt sophomore, had said he'd be back, but on Saturday night said he'd have to talk to his family before making a final decision. Linebacker Chris Worley and defensive end Sam Hubbard said they would return. - AP Sports


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