2014 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Adrian Hubbard, DE/OLB, Alabama Crimson Tide


November 3, 2012; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Kadron Boone (86) is tackled by Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Adrian Hubbard (42) and defensive back Deion Belue (13) during the first half at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Height: 6’5″

Weight: 252 pounds

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Scouting Report/Player Notes

Very intriguing prospect who came onto the scene last season at Alabama as a sophomore, and considered leaving after the season for the NFL. Still has a lot to prove at the collegiate level, but showed flashes of brilliance in a season where he racked up 11 tackles for loss and seven sacks in addition to his 41 tackles and three forced fumbles. Good size and length for the hybrid linebacker position, and his ability to rush the passer puts him right in the center of the first round discussion.

Alabama moves him all around the field, playing mostly SLB but also moving over to cover the slot, blitzing up the middle, or sometimes even coming off the weakside. Doesn’t have an elite burst off the snap, but does a good job of reading plays. If he wants to take his game to the next level, he’s going to have to just do everything faster, and that will come with time. Very intrigued to see how he improves as a second year starter.

Career Highlights (via Alabama athletics site)

2012 (SOPHOMORE): Has started 12 games at strongside “sam” linebacker while playing in all 13 … specializes in rushing the quarterback, with 39 total tackles (23 solo), 10 tackles for loss (-49 yards), 6.0 sacks (-39 yards), a team-best three forced fumbles, a pass breakup and four quarterback hurries … two-time Alabama defensive player of the week (Arkansas & LSU) and the SEC defensive player of the week following LSU game.

2011 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Hubbard gave the Crimson Tide a dangerous threat off the edge as a reserve jack linebacker … played in nine games and recorded nine tackles, including 1.5 for a loss of five yards and a quarterback hurry.


Adrian Hubbard defensive stats via CFBStats.com

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