Something the Rams can use on their dominant line is a pass-rusher. Robert Quinn has performed sub-par this year and Connor Barwin just isn’t the player he used to be. The two combined have a total of four and a half sacks together, which is nothing to sneeze at. Now, the Rams shouldn’t get rid of Quinn after this year as his play is expected to rebound and he will soon be the dominant player he can be. They should consider replacing Barwin with an edge for the long-term.
Bradley Chubb, outside linebacker for the NC State Wolfpack, has been an absolute stud in his college years. Chubb has had football run through his family. Bradley’s cousin, Nick Chubb, is currently a former All-American running back for the Georgia Bulldogs. His brother, Brandon Chubb, played college ball at Wake Forest and is currently roaming around NFL practice squads. His dad, Aaron Chubb, also played professional ball as he was a late round pick by the New England Patriots.
Bradley Chubb had a quiet first year as he was mostly a backup. In his sophomore year though, Chubb gained some steam in becoming a quality NFL prospect. First of all, he has a great stature for an edge rusher as he is 6’4’’, 275 lb. His stats reflect that dominant frame. Chubb got five sacks in his sophomore year to go along with two forced fumbles, an interception, and a pass defended. He also proved worthy in the run game, as he ended up with 66 tackles with 10.5 of them coming behind the line of scrimmage. Chubb’s junior season really brought him on the college football spectacle. He ended up 10.5 sacks with 21 tackles for loss. Those sacks went with his 56 total tackles and three forced fumbles. Chubb proved his great ability to rush the passer and be a complete player. So far this year he has six and a half sacks with 13 tackles for loss in six games. Those stats are absolutely mind-boggling. He his on pace for 13 sacks and 26 tackles for loss, those will most certainly be near the top for college football. He is also on pace for a career-high in tackles, 70. Chubb excelled against last year’s Heisman winner, Lamar Jackson. He recorded a sack and two tackles for loss in route to an NC State upset over a dominant Louisville team. Chubb is likely a clear-cut All-American this year.
All-in-all, Bradley Chubb is a premier prospect on the edge. He possesses the necessary speed, burst, and power off the edge to be a wrecker on the line. He is also a quality run defender that will continue to improve with time. If Chubb adds more moves to his pass-rushing repertoire, he will be almost unstoppable.
Bradley is a top-tier prospect, but is only expected to go within picks 16 and 32 this year. Adding Chubb for the Rams would make them a contender for the Super Bowl next year as their front seven will be top three in the league, easily. That defense to go with the Rams inspiring offense is dreamy just to think about.