Everyone assumes Georgia running back Nick Chubb will declare for the 2017 NFL Draft at the end of the college football season, but he’s still playing his hand close to his chest for the time being.
While it still seems like the most probable course of acting for Chubb, he was noncommittal in comments he made earlier today.
“I’m not sure. That’s a long ways away. I’m taking it day by day,” he said.
Georgia RB Nick Chubb is "not sure" whether or not he'll enter the 2017 NFL Draft at the end of the season
— SEC Country (@SEC_Country_) November 17, 2016
Chubb is only a junior, and it is often considered poor taste to announce your intent to declare for the draft with several games remaining in the season. There are also some records that could be in play if Chubb sticks around and plays at a high level. He currently sits at No. 4 on the all time Georgia rushing list, just 147 yards behind Garrison Hearst at No. 3.
Todd Gurley is 2nd on the list and holds only a 200 yard lead over Chubb.
There is also the question of longevity for Nick Chubb. He has suffered through a number of injuries in his time at Georgia and will only take more punishment at the NFL level.
Last October he tore three ligaments and suffered cartilage damage in his left knee during a game against Tennessee; he missed the rest of the season following surgery and rehabilitation.
Chubb will likely declare at seasons end, but where he goes in the order and how long he lasts remain to be seen.
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