Re: ***2013 Patriots Draft Thread V2***
posted at 3/18/2013 6:27 PM EDT
Look at this guys measurables 6'4" 290 4.71 forty he should be a DE, but he is an OT.
Alabama Pro Day, waits for next call
Drew Champlin | email@example.com
on March 18, 2013 at 10:23 AM
UAB lineman Chris Hubbard stretches before practice last fall. Mark Almondfirstname.lastname@example.org
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Chris Hubbard got the chance to show his skills in front of all 32 NFL teams at last week's Pro Day at the University of Alabama.
Now, the former UAB all-conference offensive lineman is waiting for that next call and a chance for a private workout.
"I don't have any set up right now," Hubbard said Sunday night. "I guess I'll get a call. I'm not sure how that works but my agent's been talking back and forth with teams. A lot of people tell me my stock is rising and my family and friends saw me on the internet doing workouts there."
Hubbard said he measured in at 6-foot-4 and a half and 290 pounds, running a 4.71 in the 40-yard dash, better than the 4.8 he ran at UAB's Pro Day the week before. Hubbard also improved his times in the 5-10-5 shuttle drill and the 2-cone drill. His time in the 40 bested all but one Alabama player running, and that was a free safety in Robert Lester.
"It was a really great experience," Hubbard said. "I had never been to (the University of) Alabama before, ever in my life. It was a good to work out in front of 32 teams to see what I'm capable of, since we only had like four at UAB Pro Day.
Hubbard said his uncle Jody Hill, who has served as a coach and mentor to Hubbard, placed some calls to Alabama to get Hubbard a look, and it worked out. Alabama also had Stillman receiver Damian Ford on board to work out for pro scouts.
Hubbard said a representative from the Oakland Raiders asked for his contact info, and he spoke with representatives from the Houston Texans, Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts at Alabama's Pro Day.
"If I get asked to do a private workout, I'll definitely take that chance," Hubbard said. "I'm not doing any more Pro Days, but who wouldn't want a chance to do a private workout?"
Hubbard is the only non-returning starter on UAB's offensive line. He wasn't sure who would fill his spot at left tackle, but said to watch out for returning tackle Kaycee Ike and veteran guards Brian O'Leary and Aaron Green, among others. UAB starts spring practice on March 27 and has its spring game at West Campus Field on April 27.