BIO: Three-year starter at left tackle, named honorable mention All-Big Ten last season. Saw extensive action as a red-shirt freshman on special teams.
POSITIVES: Big, strong tackle best in a small area. Quick in his head, gets his hands into opponents and jolts them with terrific punch. Stays square and blocks with a wide base. Nasty and works to finish the play. Effectively uses body positioning to seal blocks.
NEGATIVES: Not explosive off the snap, gets tall and plays stiff. Lacks adjustment, balance and only good in confined quarters.
ANALYSIS: Though Bubin manned the blind side of the Illini's line since his sophomore season, he is strictly a right -side prospect at the next level. Did not embarrass himself during the Senior Bowl at left tackle and improved his overall stock.