Paul Hubbard Scouting Report

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Paul Hubbard Scouting Report

Position: WR
Conference: Big10
School: Wisconsin Badgers
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #19
Height & Weight: 6'4 - 213 lbs.
Drafted 6.25 in 2008 by CLE

2008 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Paul Hubbard, WR, Wisconsin

Paul Hubbard will be an interesting prospect to watch this draft season. The senior receiver from Wisconsin is a ridiculous athlete. As a member of the Badger track team, he won the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor long jump championships as a freshman. Hubbard burst onto the radar during his junior season, tallying 38 catches for 627 yards and 5 TD grabs. His 16.5 yards per reception as a junior showed off his big play potential. He has accumulated just 14 catches for 305 yards and did not catch a touchdown pass this season. Having played in only five of twelve games this season because of injury, Hubbard will have a lot to prove during the Senior All-Star Games and at the combine. According to an article by Jim Polzin of The Capital Times, Hubbard contemplated walking away from football before his junior season to concentrate on his responsibilities on the track team. His decision to stick with football resulted in an excellent season on a team mainly known for its running game. At 6'4" and 213 lbs., Hubbard is a massive target. He possesses good speed, soft hands, and great leaping ability. He's still raw, but if he shows he can run crisp routes and catch the ball over the middle in workouts, Hubbard has a chance to be a really good pro receiver. The rather deep class of wide receivers in this year's draft may move Hubbard down to the fourth or fifth round. Paul Hubbard went to Indianapolis and showed that he is a fantastic athlete. Hubbard ran a 4.46 40 yard dash, did 15 reps on the bench press and had a broad jump of 10'6". Hubbard looked OK during position drills, but has the package of size and athleticism that will translate well to the NFL. Hubbard will need some work on his game at the next level, but a team will take a chance on him in the fourth or fifth round. Paul Hubbard improved his stock again at Wisconsin's pro day. He lowered his 40 yard dash time to 4.38 seconds and showed off a 39 1/2 inch vertical leap. This type of athletic ability has scouts salivating. Hubbard lacks the experience of other receivers in this class, but is coming along nicely this off season. He dropped only one pass all afternoon during his position drills. Hubbard is still raw, but some team will pull the trigger on him late in round three or early in round four.

Last Updated Apr-02-2008 by Randall Weida

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