2021 Devy Prospect Previews: Chuba Hubbard (Oklahoma State) and Kylin Hill (Miss State)
Devy Disclaimer: I only take a quick look at some game tape and review background data on each prospect – it’s a very preliminary look that I could change my mind on with deeper study a year later when these prospects do hit the college all-star bowl games and work the NFL Combine and Pro Days. I don’t have all the data, today, that I need/want for a comprehensive scouting and I’m not taking anywhere near a full amount of time to tape preview -- I’m giving a knee jerk scouting reaction from a basic intro to the player. The good news is…I’m better at this (scouting) than anyone in the world, so my quick eye test is better than the echo chamber’s/football media’s studies – so, I’m your best hope for an initial preview…but don’t write any of this in stone…it’s early with limited data and a whole season of info/tape/data to come on these guys.
RB Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State (rSOPH)
2019: 328-2,094-21 rush, 23-198-0 rec. (13g)
Preview Grade = B-/C+
I didn’t see what the big deal was. A LOT of carries to drive numbers. Not all that fast, but a smart, slithery runner who finds space. He’s not a speed burner. He’s 6’1”/207…a bit of a ‘tweener’ size bordering on ‘slender’. Not a power back. He’s very solid, instinctual and gets a ton of carries (25.2 per game in 2019) to push numbers. He has 9 fumbles in his 19 college starts, if I’m seeing it right. I’m not seeing an elite RB here at first glance. A good/solid one, but I’m not saying elite yet. Not an optimal NFL lead back size either.
Reminds me of: Lesser Matt Forte, similar/better Cam Akers
RB Kylin Hill, Miss State (SR)
2019 = 242-1,350-10 rush, 18-180-1 rec. (13g)
Preview Grade = C-/D+
So-so speed. Nice short space agility/juking from tacklers. Plays with heart and reckless abandon more than he is a professional, instinctual runner. Questionable hands in the passing game…doesn’t look smooth catching the ball. At no point was I ever excited watching this tape. He looks like more ‘college good’ than pro good.
Reminds me of: Kerryon Johnson