Penn State running back Saquon Barkley made headlines this afternoon for his absurd 29 bench press reps of 225 pounds at the combine, but Georgia running back Nick Chubb made sure to remind scouts that he is one of the best running backs in the draft too.
Chubb matched Barkley's 29 reps, and the Georgia running back boosted his draft stock with his show of strength.
Scouts are impressed, and they should be.
Not to be outdone Nick Chubb does 29 reps as well— Robert Littal (@BSO) March 1, 2018
Only six running backs have done more than 29 reps at the combine since 1999, so Chubb and Barkley are in a class of their own in this year's draft.
Chubb had an incredible four-year career at Georgia where he rushed for over 4,500 yards and 40 touchdowns, despite missing over half of the 2015 season with a knee injury. He rushed for the second most yards in SEC history and projects to be a quality NFL player.
Nick Chubb was one tough dude to bring down in 2017 - he saw the third-highest elusive rating among 2018 NFL Scouting Combine running backs pic.twitter.com/Ob7ljJ67Sm— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) February 28, 2018
Chubb is expected to be picked in the first two rounds of the draft, and his impressive combine performance was sure to help his stock.
Although often overshadowed by Barkley's incredible talent, Chubb proved that he can hang with the generational talent -- at least in the gym.