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Can you post? I'm a fan of OSU, Josh Sills and deer hunting. Sounds like something I'd like to read.
I can't remember where I saw it, maybe on this site's competitor so not sure they like us posting links to them. He had originally posted it on his Twitter account, so maybe find it there.
 
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If you go bank to his announcement when he transferred here he made a specific point to say that he’d continue his career for 2 more seasons. Back then that was probably going to go to NCAA appeal since it was dependent on the medical redshirt of his final season at WV. But now, no need to go to appeal.


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Don't underestimate the ability of the NCAA to totally $%@# something up though. Especially when related to OSU sports.
 

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A few days from the 2021 NFL draft, and here's what I'm seeing. Everyone saying Chuba is a 2nd round player obviously know nothing about the NFL in 2021.
1. T. Jenkins - projected mid-1st round
2. T. Wallace - round 3-4
3. R. Williams - round 4-5
4. C. Hubbard - round 5
5. A. Ogbongbemiga - round 7 or UDFA pickup (kind of a glue guy at the NFL level, but could be a steal this late)

Practice squad or un-signed
D. Stoner <--- Might have an outside shot at some kind of UDFA pickup, but I think practice squad likely
C. Bundage <--- probably shouldn't be playing football anymore due to back issues
C. Murray <--- I could see him developing into an active roster, but he's not physically NFL-ready yet
 
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Bundage should come back for a Covid Senior year and show the Scouts he can play an entire year without being injured. If he could do it that would improve his NFL prospects. He’s a helluva player when healthy!
I don't disagree, but his size / skillset is weird for the NFL. He plays with the mindset of an edge rusher, but he's the size of a safety. He would be like a smaller version of Kam Chancellor or a bigger version of Tyrann Mathieu if he had the speed, athleticism, and coverage skills. But he doesn't, so....

I could see him being some kind of ST specialist or something, but that's about it.
 
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With the potential he showed in 2019, I think Chuba surprises and goes earlier than most here are projecting ..... . . we'll see.

The "experts" get all their info from the NFL teams. If I'm an NFL team and want to steal Chuba, I'd be putting out there that he's a 5-6 round guy . . . . ;)
 

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With the potential he showed in 2019, I think Chuba surprises and goes earlier than most here are projecting ..... . . we'll see.

The "experts" get all their info from the NFL teams. If I'm an NFL team and want to steal Chuba, I'd be putting out there that he's a 5-6 round guy . . . . ;)
If anything, he'll go later than round 5. He doesn't offer anything special when compared to NFL-level backs, and he's shown that he could be an off-the-field ticking time bomb with his antics last summer.

If anyone takes him "early", I could see it being Seattle. They've shown interest in multiple OSU players in the past, Chris Carson can't make it through an entire season, and their organization is seemingly somewhat supportive of outspoken social justice efforts.

My guess is that at least half the league views him as un-draftable due to his social media stir. Maybe more than that. And that could easily push him into later rounds.
 
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If anything, he'll go later than round 5. He doesn't offer anything special when compared to NFL-level backs, and he's shown that he could be an off-the-field ticking time bomb with his antics last summer.

If anyone takes him "early", I could see it being Seattle. They've shown interest in multiple OSU players in the past, Chris Carson can't make it through an entire season, and their organization is seemingly somewhat supportive of outspoken social justice efforts.

My guess is that at least half the league views him as un-draftable due to his social media stir. Maybe more than that. And that could easily push him into later rounds.
On a more football related note, I have never thought he was particularly good at pass blocking in the backfield for his QB. I would think NFL coaches would hold that against him too.
 

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On a more football related note, I have never thought he was particularly good at pass blocking in the backfield for his QB. I would think NFL coaches would hold that against him too.
Exactly. I view him as an RB2 or RB3 in the NFL. He's a solid depth guy that would be best as an RB2 to backup a primary early down starter, but I just don't see any particular aspect of his game that would push him into a full-time starting role for anyone. Due to his poor pass protection, he won't be a 3rd down specialist back. Due to his fumbling issues (among other things), I don't project him as a starter. Fortunately for him, NFL teams are regularly rotating 3 RBs in games, so he will land somewhere and get playing time.

He would a perfect fit in Seattle, Indy, Chicago, or even Dallas.
 
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Chuba will get drafted easy...where is the question. They’ll be teams that will look at the 2019 and believe they could get “that guy”. The social media thing is way overblown and not even close to a factor to what hurt his draft stock. His high ankle sprain, offseason surgery, the inability to pass block, the lack of opportunities to show he can catch the ball, and fumbles hurt him way more than the blow up with gundy. Also the emergence of other RBs such as the duo from UNC, the kid from Buffalo, Stevenson from OU, Sermon from Ohio state all made jumps in their game and surpassed Hubbard. Either way he’s one of our more likely players to be drafted.
 

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If anything, he'll go later than round 5. He doesn't offer anything special when compared to NFL-level backs, and he's shown that he could be an off-the-field ticking time bomb with his antics last summer.

If anyone takes him "early", I could see it being Seattle. They've shown interest in multiple OSU players in the past, Chris Carson can't make it through an entire season, and their organization is seemingly somewhat supportive of outspoken social justice efforts.
Nah, he’s probably going to the Jets, because he’s fast and jets are also fast.

Unless he goes to the Vikings, because the Vikings are from classically cold climates, and it’s cold in Canada, where he’s from.

Unless it turns out he watched a lot of Blue Planet on Discovery, then it’s hello Miami Dolphins!
 
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I don’t believe Chuba has any “baggage” due to T-Shirtgate. He is socially active and hard worker. His Canadian connection will appeal to some teams. He’s a great teammate.

Only some fans are still butt-hurt over the deal. Most realize how overblown it was
 

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Nah, he’s probably going to the Jets, because he’s fast and jets are also fast.

Unless he goes to the Vikings, because the Vikings are from classically cold climates, and it’s cold in Canada, where he’s from.

Unless it turns out he watched a lot of Blue Planet on Discovery, then it’s hello Miami Dolphins!
Do you have any predictions on where in the draft he'll be selected or which teams might make sense for him?
 

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Pittsburgh. They just lost Conner to Arizona and need a compliment to Snell.

Also, because he “steels” the show, ya geddit?
I'm reading that the Steelers are interested in taking an RB in round 1 or 2. In that case, they won't be taking Hubbard unless they grab him with a much later pick.
 

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I'm reading that the Steelers are interested in taking an RB in round 1 or 2. In that case, they won't be taking Hubbard unless they grab him with a much later pick.
I should have been more concise: Pittsburgh makes the most sense as a fit for him. No idea if they’d end up taking him, given they’ll probably want Najee Harris and NFL teams mostly do RB by committee these days. If Hubbard ends up towards the back half of the draft, it will be more of a reflection of how RB is deployed in the NFL short and long term than anything else.