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Offline play2win  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, May 13, 2014 5:35:40 AM(UTC)
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Adrian Hubbard Highlights

6-6 252 4.69 40 Time Projected R3-R5 #120 overall in Draftek Big Board

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Is an impressive athlete who’s still somewhat raw. Has good length and functional strength. Is a fluid prospect who is light on his feet and plays well in space. Has a lot of experience covering tight ends and dropping back into coverage. Is stout at the point of attack and plays run well. A good, but not great pass rusher at this point. Uses hands well, but doesn’t have explosive get-off. Might not have quick-twitch fibers necessary for elite edge rusher in NFL. Doesn’t use great variety of pass rushing moves and too often relies on a bull rush. Tends to play with a high pad level. Always given glimpses of immense potential but needs to play with more consistency. Has size and skill set to play either OLB in a 3-4 or DE in a 4-3 at high level. Doesn't have lengthy injury history aside from minor elbow injury in 2012. Rick Stavig, Ourlads' Draft Analyst
http://www.ourlads.com/ncaa-football-depth-charts/player/adrian-hubbard/93560

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5/5/14: Hubbard was solid, but unspectacular, for Alabama in 2013. He had 33 tackles with 5.5 tackles for a loss, three sacks and two passes broken up for the year. Hubbard notched his first sack of the season against LSU and added another against Auburn. He should have returned for his senior year, and WalterFootball.com heard from sources that Alabama didn't make much a pitch for him to comeback. Hubbard had a decent week at the Senior Bowl and followed that up with a similar performance at the Combine.

8/14/13: Hubbard won the starting spot to replace Upshaw at Sam linebacker last year following the latter's departure for the NFL. Hubbard ended up being Alabama's best pass-rusher last year and it looked like he was just scratching the surface of his potential. The sophomore totaled 41 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, seven sacks, three forced fumbles and a pass batted.

Hubbard is very quick and is a physical player. He will be a great fit in a 3-4 defense. Last year was Hubbard's first season of significant playing time, and he should be even better as a junior with the year of experience under his belt. Adding some more weight to fill out his frame could help Hubbard's overall game.
http://walterfootball.com/draft2014OLB.php

This is a player with some HUGE potential at OLB. I love this UDFA signing, and look forward to seeing him on the field for the Packers in 2014. Very big. Very fast. Looks to be exceptional in run support. I think he has a very good chance to make it.

Look at him here (#42) next to #32 CJ Mosley...

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#2 Posted : Tuesday, May 13, 2014 5:47:21 AM(UTC)
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Imagine Julius Peppers and him next to each other. He should be able to bat down a lot of passes like Johnny Jolly with that wingspan... We have our "stork".

From what you read of him he sounds like he's delusional. Hoping he's able to get his mind right. This guy sounds like one of those who you might wake up and read he just stormed out of the facility and never came back.

The potential is there. Not many dudes like him out there. I wish Kevin Greene was still around to fire this kid up.

EDIT: Some of these guys are much more interesting than our actual draft picks. I wonder what the ratio is of UDFA's who've made it under TT, vs. his actual draft choices? From some of the early names on our UDFA signings I thought we got diddly.
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, May 13, 2014 5:59:52 AM(UTC)
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He looks impressive as hell physically but doesn't seem to have much fire or explosiveness to his game like Bradford does. he kind of reminds me of CJ Wilson or Marshall Newhouse if he played defense.
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, May 13, 2014 6:01:29 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: uffda udfa Go to Quoted Post
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From what you read of him he sounds like he's delusional. Hoping he's able to get his mind right. This guy sounds like one of those who you might wake up and read he just stormed out of the facility and never came back.

The potential is there. Not many dudes like him out there. I wish Kevin Greene was still around to fire this kid up.


If your worried about him storming out of the facility... then why would we need someone to "fire" this kid up. Personally.. I think he could use more fire on the field.. playing with his hair on fire type emotion.

Everything I have read on this kid is a is uber confident in himself.. overtly so.. not the worst thing in a athlete. I worry more about the ones that lack it. He is a Bama kid.. they are so hyped before and during their college career.. some absorb it.

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Hubbard flew to Green Bay Sunday afternoon after agreeing to terms on a free-agent contract with the Packers shortly after the draft concluded Saturday.

"I didn't know it could be a problem because we had all the issues fixed," Hubbard said. "I think the big problem was somehow, some way the papers didn't get to all the teams. But, oh well."

Hubbard said he had been cleared by Charles Brown, chief medical officer at Piedmont Heart Institute in Atlanta and the Falcons' cardiologist since 1992.

"My heart's big because I'm big," said Hubbard, who indicated it was discovered on his EKG at the combine. "There's nothing wrong with it at all. This is more than 85% of the league. Dr. Brown looked at me and cleared me."

He was carrying papers from Brown for the Packers' medical staff. He must pass a physical before officially joining the team.

"It's going to pass," Hubbard said. "Not too much worry. I'm fine. I've been playing in the worst conditions the last four years in the heat of Alabama. I've been playing sports my whole life. I'll be OK.

"Situations happen. I wasn't drafted. I'll have to go a different route. Teams don't want to take risks. They don't want to write off on people."

Hubbard, 6 feet 6 inches and 257 pounds, was projected as a mid-round draft choice. A fourth-year junior, he started the past two seasons as strong outside linebacker in the Crimson Tide's 3-4 defense.

He finished with 83 tackles (18 for loss) and 10 sacks in 36 games, including 26 starts.

"I talked to Eddie (Lacy) last night," said Hubbard. "He said, 'Come in here, you know how to work, do what you do.'"
I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

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#5 Posted : Tuesday, May 13, 2014 6:02:50 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: uffda udfa Go to Quoted Post
Imagine Julius Peppers and him next to each other. He should be able to bat down a lot of passes like Johnny Jolly with that wingspan... We have our "stork".

From what you read of him he sounds like he's delusional. Hoping he's able to get his mind right. This guy sounds like one of those who you might wake up and read he just stormed out of the facility and never came back.

The potential is there. Not many dudes like him out there. I wish Kevin Greene was still around to fire this kid up.


Well, I don't know what you read to make you say that uffda. Sounds more to me like this player is coming in with a big chip on his shoulder...

http://www.al.com/alabam...r_heart_abnormality.html

... just from being passed over by 31 teams. (Do check out his tweets on this in the link!) Draftek actually had him in their Top 100 before the concerns about his heart started flying around NFL draft rooms.

I really, really like this signing. Eddie Lacy vouched for him, and I can't help but think he played a big role in Hubbard coming to GB. Doesn't get much better than that in my book. I think this player is going to be very, very good for us in GB. We just essentially changed out Mulumba and Palmer for Bradford and Hubbard. All of a sudden, our LBs on the outside look pretty fierce, with great talent and instincts.

Don't get me wrong, I do think both Mulumba and Palmer are going to be competing for a job on the outside, and I look at them both as having a lot of potential, but the competition has just been ramped up big time.
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, May 13, 2014 6:17:18 AM(UTC)
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As for my fire up comment... I only meant on the field.

I read that he had the overblown sense of his abilities. Most, if not all, athletes have that so to mention it means it's beyond what you'd normally see. It was also referenced because his opinion didn't match up with reality. Now, you've posted a comment from Walter saying Bama didn't lobby at all to keep the kid. Sounds like they were happy to get rid of him and his attitude.

Hubbard claimed he wasn't drafted because it must've been the issue with his heart...I think it had more to do with his head. Doesn't sound like the tired refrain, "Packer People", to me at all. He sounds like a clown to me...I hope he grows up under our coaching staff, but if he's that high on himself when our guys set him straight he may not be able to handle it emotionally. Peppers may be able to help this guy. He's about the only one who won't have to look up to look him in the eye. Peppers is a little out there too...hoping they find a connection.

Why in the world would a guy who was 6'6 with the skill this guy possesses not get drafted? This is the kind of player I like ...someone who adds something different to us. Don't blow it by being a nut case, Adrian!
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#7 Posted : Tuesday, May 13, 2014 6:32:42 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: uffda udfa Go to Quoted Post
As for my fire up comment... I only meant on the field.

I read that he had the overblown sense of his abilities. Most, if not all, athletes have that so to mention it means it's beyond what you'd normally see. It was also referenced because his opinion didn't match up with reality. Now, you've posted a comment from Walter saying Bama didn't lobby at all to keep the kid. Sounds like they were happy to get rid of him and his attitude.

Hubbard claimed he wasn't drafted because it must've been the issue with his heart...I think it had more to do with his head. Doesn't sound like the tired refrain, "Packer People", to me at all. He sounds like a clown to me...I hope he grows up under our coaching staff, but if he's that high on himself when our guys set him straight he may not be able to handle it emotionally. Peppers may be able to help this guy. He's about the only one who won't have to look up to look him in the eye. Peppers is a little out there too...hoping they find a connection.

Why in the world would a guy who was 6'6 with the skill this guy possesses not get drafted? This is the kind of player I like ...someone who adds something different to us. Don't blow it by being a nut case, Adrian!


I think you might be firing up some stuff of which you have zero first hand knowledge. Do you know anything about this kid and his story? I don't, but I'm willing to wait and see what he brings to the Packers, and I trust their staff.

This tweeted from Josh Sanchez @jnsanchez Editor In Chief at FanSided:

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One thing people don't praise enough about Hubbard is his graduating in 3.5 years & willingness to move around to help the team first.


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Guys like Nolan Nawrocki who knock Hubbard's personality and say he would be difficult to coach don't have the slightest clue.


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Just got off the phone with Adrian Hubbard. Great guy to speak and really look forward to seeing him step onto the #NFL field.


He didn't get drafted because he was taken off many boards due to questions about an enlarged heart. He's been cleared, and I have to say he handled it pretty well from his own comments on the issue, where he stated he just has to take a different path to the NFL. That is pretty positive to me.

Check out this interview, and note his first two players he emulates after his tide teammates... of all players it is Matthews and Peppers. This was an interview done way before the draft...

http://recruiting.scout....a-lb-adrian-hubbard?s=73

He comes off in this interview as a pretty polished, well spoken, confident player who knows what he wants to do in the NFL and what he brings to the team.

I think we stole him away from some pretty serious teams because of Lacy...

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#8 Posted : Tuesday, May 13, 2014 6:36:48 AM(UTC)
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I've become a big fan of Vic Ketchman (and thus Tony Pauline), and both of them, especially Tony spoke highly of this guy's potential after the senior bowl.

The kid seems intriguing enough if he can just not let the stuff between the ears soil his potential.
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#9 Posted : Tuesday, May 13, 2014 6:44:35 AM(UTC)
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Some nice footage around 2:00 and the end of him beating Greg Robinson from Auburn, who wasn't too bad of a player.

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#10 Posted : Tuesday, May 13, 2014 6:57:42 AM(UTC)
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Some nice footage around 2:00 and the end of him beating Greg Robinson from Auburn, who wasn't too bad of a player.



Yeah. This kid can play. I'm trying to find out what happened at Alabama. Hubbard referenced something about them putting a collar on him during the 2013 season... and I can't find anything on what that might have entailed.

He was ranked #33 overall back in October of 2013 as a draft prospect by scout.com in their Top 100.

OK, I get it now. Saban had him playing 6 different positions in his Junior season. Just got that from this interview:

http://www.csnchicago.co...abama-olb-adrian-hubbard

Now, THAT makes sense. THAT was the "collar" he was referencing. Makes perfect sense. He said he really want to play just the one position, OLB. But, he was asked to take on multiple positions and he did so. Now I get it.

Hey, fellow Packers fans, WE STOLE THIS KID!!!!! OMG!!!! I think this is going to be VERY good for our defense...
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#11 Posted : Tuesday, May 13, 2014 7:06:05 AM(UTC)
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Hey, fellow Packers fans, WE STOLE THIS KID!!!!! OMG!!!! I think this is going to be VERY good for our defense...


He won't survive the second cut down day. Hold off buying your jersey.
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#12 Posted : Tuesday, May 13, 2014 7:10:51 AM(UTC)
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He won't survive the second cut down day. Hold off buying your jersey.


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#13 Posted : Tuesday, May 13, 2014 8:21:22 AM(UTC)
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I think you might be firing up some stuff of which you have zero first hand knowledge. Do you know anything about this kid and his story? I don't, but I'm willing to wait and see what he brings to the Packers, and I trust their staff.

This tweeted from Josh Sanchez @jnsanchez Editor In Chief at FanSided:







He didn't get drafted because he was taken off many boards due to questions about an enlarged heart. He's been cleared, and I have to say he handled it pretty well from his own comments on the issue, where he stated he just has to take a different path to the NFL. That is pretty positive to me.

Check out this interview, and note his first two players he emulates after his tide teammates... of all players it is Matthews and Peppers. This was an interview done way before the draft...

http://recruiting.scout....a-lb-adrian-hubbard?s=73

He comes off in this interview as a pretty polished, well spoken, confident player who knows what he wants to do in the NFL and what he brings to the team.

I think we stole him away from some pretty serious teams because of Lacy...


We don't know any more about why he was taken off draft boards than we do if he's not a nut case. None of us know the guy. Nawrocki wrote what he wrote for a reason. Walter Football wrote what they wrote for a reason and so did Josh Sanchez at Fansided. Trying to discern the motives is never a 100% proposition but I'm inclined to believe the kid has issues more than I am to trust Fansided. A lot of times to get interviews with athletes you have to make them a deal. Sanchez may have told him he'd put out the word he's fantastic. We don't know but that happens in the media world. Why would Nawrocki put that out there? He caused a furor when he wrote something similar about ... Geno Smith? I don't recall for sure but all this stuff came out to counter what Nawrocki had written saying it was wrong and so and so was a great guy and teammate. Nawrocki stuck to his guns. I think it was Geno Smith but I need to research it to be sure.

In any case, I'm intrigued with him and hope he has the head and the heart and talent to do the job. He has unique things about him.

EDIT: It was Geno Smith and Cam Newton before him...

http://profootballtalk.n...ssessment-of-geno-smith/
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#14 Posted : Tuesday, May 13, 2014 8:41:33 AM(UTC)
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Tell you what uffs, read this Q&A from just before the draft, on April 19th and ask yourself if you are really being fair to the man...

http://www.sbnation.com/...ubbard-interview-alabama

He sounds like a very focused, professional person, one who readily acknowledged the things he felt he needed to work on. Also, note his comments on Peppers, and imagine how excited he must be to be on the same team as him.

Adrian Hubbard

Here's what Hubbard had to say on your boy's comments:

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Right before the NFL Combine, there was an NFL.com report by Nolan Nawrocki that took you a little bit by surprise, questioning your character. How did you respond to that?

It was really ironic because I was leaving from talking to some kids down by where I was training about finishing school and being the best person you can off the field, then I get the text from my friends saying, "Hey man, there's an article about you saying that your attitude is bad" or whatnot.

I said, "Well, the best judge of character that I know is Coach Saban." Coach Saban is one of the best judges of character I know out there, he's one of the guys who can judge you like that, and you don't play or start on this team for two years, and you don't stay at the University of Alabama if your character is bad, because he's real big on character and integrity.
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#15 Posted : Tuesday, May 13, 2014 8:46:39 AM(UTC)
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"you don't stay at the University of Alabama if your character is bad, because he's real big on character and integrity." about Nick Saban.

We should ask Miami Dolphins about Saban's character.
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