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PFF Projects Nick Chubb as a Late First-Round NFL Draft Pick

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“When at full strength, he’s a load to tackle, but he also has the speed to make defenses pay.”

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NCAA Football: Vanderbilt at Georgia Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

There’s plenty of consternation about the season so far for the Georgia Bulldogs faithful, but among the positives has been running back Nick Chubb’s successful return from injury.

Pro Football Focus agrees. The site released a mid-season NFL draft board, and places Chubb at No. 24:

Chubb has bounced back from last year’s season-ending knee injury. When at full strength, he’s a load to tackle, but he also has the speed to make defenses pay. He’s quietly efficient at maximizing the work of his offensive line and his ability to move forward on contact keeps the offense on schedule.

Of course, Chubb’s solid play adds to the multitude of questions regarding last week’s Vanderbilt game, but that’s in the past now.

PFF places a surprising number of running backs in the first round, including LSU’s Leonard Fournette, Florida State’s Dalvin Cook, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey and Oregon’s Royce Freeman in addition to Chubb.

The list also includes two Florida players: Cornerback Jalen Tabor at No. 7, and linebacker Jarrad Davis at No. 31.