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2018 Prospect Profile: Nick Chubb looks to regain pre-injury form in 2017

Georgia running back Nick Chubb runs for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kentucky at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. Georgia beat Kentucky 63-31. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)

  • Already the second-leading rusher in Georgia history, plenty of eyes will be on senior RB Nick Chubb as he enters 2017.
  • After having his 2015 season end prematurely due to three torn ligaments in his left knee, Chubb returned to play 433 snaps in 2016 and recorded an overall grade of 81.8, which is No. 5 among returning SEC running backs. Chubb's average of 3.6 yards after contact per rushing attempt was also tops among all SEC backs with 200 plus carries.
  • One thing that Chubb has been able to do throughout his collegiate career is make defenders miss. As a true freshman, Chubb had an elusive rating of 108.5 after forcing 69 missed tackles on 237 touches. Even this past year after returning from his knee surgery, Chubb forced 40 missed tackles but didn't force them as efficiently as he'd done prior to the injury.
  • While Chubb hasn't contributed much in the passing game (he had a receiving grade of 47.5 in 2016), the main question will be if he can regain his pre-injury form where he showed a unique blend of power and speed. If he does, the potential is there for Chubb to end his four years at Georgia on a very high note.

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