Buffalo Bills 2021 NFL Draft Prospect to Know: RB Chuba Hubbard

STILLWATER, OK - OCTOBER 24: Running back Chuba Hubbard #30 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys steps into the end zone untouched on a 32-yard touchdown run against the Iowa State Cylcones in the second quarter at Boone Pickens Stadium on October 24, 2020 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. OSU won 24-20. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
STILLWATER, OK - OCTOBER 24: Running back Chuba Hubbard #30 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys steps into the end zone untouched on a 32-yard touchdown run against the Iowa State Cylcones in the second quarter at Boone Pickens Stadium on October 24, 2020 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. OSU won 24-20. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) /
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If the Buffalo Bills want speed at the running back position and don’t want to use an early pick on someone like Travis Etienne, then a player like Chuba Hubbard out of Oklahoma State could make sense. Let’s take a closer look at his profile and how he might with the Buffalo Bills.

Measurables/Stats

Height: 6’0″

Weight: 210 pounds

Arms: 32″

Hands: 9″

Chuba Hubbard played 33 games over three seasons with the Oklahoma State Cowboys and finished with 585 rushing attempts, 3,459 rushing yards, 33 rushing touchdowns, and an average of 5.9 yards per carry. He also showed he could contribute in the passing game with 53 receptions, 479 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns.

Hubbard’s best season came in 2019 when he had an impressive 328 rushing attempts for 2,094 rushing yards and 21 rushing touchdowns. He also had 23 receptions, 198 receiving yards but no receiving touchdowns.

NFL.com Scouting Report by Lance Zierlein

"Hubbard is a tempo-driven runner as an outside-zone back playing peek-a-boo behind his blocks. His willingness to get upfield rather than bounce everything will be applauded, but he needs to use his vision and easy change of direction to become more creative on the second level as a pro. He needs to tighten up his ball security issues, but has the talent to become a committee back with upside for a zone-based rushing attack."

Highlights

How he fits with the Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills did not have that big play, home run threat at the running back position and this is certainly something that Hubbard could bring to this offense. In the 2019 season, where he showed he could handle a big workload with 328 rushing attempts, he showed that big-play ability with at least one carry over 20 yards in nine of his 13 games. He continued that trend last year, even though it was a bit of a down year with at least one carry of 20 or more yards in five of seven games.

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The question is just how much work Chuba Hubbard would get in this offense considering the backfield already has Devin Singletary, Zack Moss, and recently signed free agent Matt Breida. If the Buffalo Bills were to draft someone like Chuba Hubbard that could be an indication they may be willing to move one running back in a trade with Singletary being the likely player in that scenario.