Monday, May 26, 2014

Packers UFA Signee Hubbard was Told He'd Be Taken in Rounds 2-4

It is a well known fact to all of us that things don't always go our way.

We're told constantly that good things will happen, yet we often end up getting the worst case scenario.

In few places is this more true than with recent Packers UFA Signee Adrian Hubbard.

Hubbard, a two time National Champion at Alabama, decided to forgo his last year of NCAA eligibility earlier this offseason, after being told by the draft's advisory committee that he'd likely go sometime between the event's second and fourth rounds, the Outside Linebacker recently revealed to the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

And with good reason. During his final two years at the SEC powerhouse, Hubbard was dominant for the always-winning Crimson Tide, collecting an impressive 74 tackles including 16.5 for a loss.

Still, a lack of quickness and a rumored attitude problem caused #42 to go undrafted, forcing him to take the lesser-wanted job with the Packers.

Whether or not the two will get lucky with the unlikely move is obviously yet to be known, although some do consider Hubbard's not being taken a gift for the defensively-bad Pack. 

I guess we'll find out if that's actually true during preseason.

1 comment:

Brandon said...

I've read that the advisory committee is usually pessimistic about a player's draft projection. But if Hubbard was really told that he could be a 2nd round pick, that's a departure. I read last year that Baktiari was told he'd be a 2nd round pick, so that's two recent picks who were told that they'd go much higher.