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Falcons to host Georgia RB Nick Chubb ahead of 2018 NFL Draft

Chubb’s an interesting player for Atlanta, which may have to move on from Tevin Coleman.

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I know some of you are Georgia fans, and that you are so rabid that veterinarians in your area have recommended the locals vaccinate your pets. When confronted with the fact that the Falcons do not draft Bulldogs each year, you raise your voice to the heavens and curse the day Thomas Dimitroff was born in Canada with spiky hair already atop his head. You like Georgia, is what I’m suggesting.

Given that, you will be happy to learn the Falcons are hosting a Georgia football player! Soon.

Nick Chubb is a good, physical back who figures to be an asset on early downs in the NFL. He has the requisite patience, speed and burst to start for an NFL team, and if you put him behind a good NFL offensive line, he’s going to eat. Because of his limited pass catching production in college, though, teams are probably going to want to pair him with a back with a track record of being an asset on third downs, at least until a coaching staff gets a chance to work with him on receiving. I don’t think there’s any way you can look at his college tape and production and not be intrigued by him, and it’s worth Atlanta’s time to check in.

His draft stock places him somewhere in the middle rounds as of now, probably putting him in play in Round 3 or 4 if the Falcons are truly interested. Chubb would be an interesting addition for a Falcons team potentially looking to replace Tevin Coleman next year, given the aforementioned lack of receiving production in college. It’s worth remembering that Coleman didn’t have that coming out of school either, and while Chubb lacks Coleman’s elite long speed, he and Devonta Freeman could form a formidable platoon with Freeman pulling down the third down work as a receiver and pass protector.

I don’t know that this will happen—I think the Falcons are more likely to target a third down back with long speed late in this class—but I’d welcome Chubb in Atlanta. Would you?