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D. Orlando Ledbetter

NFL combine: Norcross’ Hubbard has solid day

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Alabama linebacker Adrian Hubbard runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Alabama linebacker Adrian Hubbard runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

INDIANAPOLIS — Former Alabama linebacker Adrian Hubbard, of Norcross High, had a solid day on Monday at the NFL scouting combine.

He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.69 seconds, had a vertical jump of 38.5 inches and had a broad jump of 9 feet, 9 inches.

He measured 6-foot-6, weighed 257 pounds, had a wingspan of 82.5 inches and his hands were measured at 9.2.

Hubbard believes he can play outside linebacker in the 3-4 or 4-3.

“I can play outside on the edge of the defense leveraging the ball,” Hubbard said. “I’ve played 3-4 outside linebacker and 4-3 end.”

We’re catching up to the local linebackers and defensive linemen today. Yesterday was Jadeveon Clowney Day and that were lost in the shuffle.

In addition to Hubbard, Florida State’s Telvin Smith, of Lowndes Country High, helped himself immensely. He had the second-fastest time of the linebackers in the 40-yard dash (4.52 seconds). He tied for the 12th best broad jump at 9 feet, 11 inches. He had a vertical jump of 31.5 inches.

Former Louisville defensive end Marcus Smith, of Columbus Hardaway High, had the fifth-fastest 40-yard dash time (4.68 seconds) and the eight-best broad jump of 10 feet, 1 inch of the defensive linemen. He also had a vertical jump of 35 inches and lifted 225 pounds, 23 times.

Former Notre Dame defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt, of Monroe County High, only lifted. He lifted 225 pounds, 31 times which was the sixth-highest of the defensive linemen.

A fractured bone in his left foot was discovered during his medical exam. He is expected to have surgery with his recovery time set for six to eight weeks.

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