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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01/04/18 - 2017 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-BOWL TEAM: Defensive Line: Sam Hubbard, Ohio State (Cotton): Hubbard was credited with 2 ½ sacks of Ohio State's eight sacks in the fifth-ranked Buckeyes' 24-7 triumph over No. 8 Southern California. Hubbard also had 3 ½ 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