5. Nick Chubb, Running Back
Coming into the NFL in 2018, the scouting report on Nick Chubb suggested he wouldn’t contribute much at all in the passing game. If you were to simply look at his collegiate numbers, there’s clearly a reason to think that.
Following an 18-reception rookie campaign, Chubb had no more than five receptions in a season — with a grand total of 13 — in the three years that followed. However, the fact that the Georgia Bulldogs didn’t use him in the passing game didn’t mean he couldn’t be used as a receiver. And as a rookie, he showed off some of his skills in this area which proved his low numbers in college were more of a product of their system than his abilities.
Chubb finished with 20 receptions for 149 yards with two touchdowns as a rookie for the Browns and had an impressive contested catch against the Cincinnati Bengals that made the rounds when it came to the highlight reels. He followed that up with 36 receptions for 278 yards in his second season — compared to just 31 receptions in four seasons at UGA.
Heading into 2021, Chubb will continue to make his money by running between the tackles but he’s still one of the five best passing options on this team in 2020.