The Pittsburgh Steelers will reported let 26 year old right tackle Chris Hubbard test free agency later this month. He was slated to be their swing tackle, but will be in the market for a team as a starter.
The Denver Broncos are in need of a right tackle and it would make sense to bring in as many bodies as possible to fight for that role on the team in 2018.
Steelers RT Chris Hubbard still expected to hit free agency. Team would have tried to keep him if a swing tackle but he’ll have a chance at starting job on the market.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 3, 2018
According to Pro Football Focus, Hubbard was functional in pass protection with a 74.0 grade. Where he really struggled was in run blocking finishing with just a 47.4 overall grade. Frankly, that should suit the Broncos just fine as it is the pass rush from the right tackle position that has hurt this offense.
At 6’4” and 286 pounds, he is a bit undersized, which is why he has probably struggled in run blocking. His speed, however, is why he has functioned well in pass protection. The Broncos should definitely pursue him in free agency at the right price.