Broncos star Bradley Chubb not shocked by the success of Dre’Mont Jones, Malik Reed
The Denver Broncos are building their defensive front-seven through the draft. On the defensive line, the team has drafted Bradley Chubb at No. 5 in 2018, Dre’Mont Jones in the third round in 2019, Justin Hollins in the sixth round in 2019, and added Malik Reed as an undrafted free agent in 2019.
Chubb proved to be an outstanding pick (recording 12 sacks as a rookie), and he also sees things in both Jones and Reed. He said of Jones on Thursday, via Broncos Wire’s Jon Heath,
“I love Dre’Mont. He’s one of those guys that came in as a rookie and he gets it. I feel like a lot of guys — even me, I was a little lost. But I feel like he gets it right away. I feel like he was first-round talent that fell to the third round. So, we got lucky. But he’s been great out here in the preseason. He was doing his thing against the Falcons. So, I hope he just continues to get better each and every day.”
Jones, a pass-rushing interior lineman, tallied 9.5 sacks, 22 tackles for loss, and 114 total tackles in three seasons at Ohio State.
Though undrafted, Reed has caught the eye of Chubb. The edge rusher said on Thursday, per Heath,
“I see Malik out here every day. Me and Von [Miller] both knew that he was going to be a ‘dog’ out there. We were excited for it. Malik rides home with me every day after practice. I’m just in his ear [saying], ‘This is what they expect. This is what they want.’ I’m glad to see him doing his thing. I feel like those words sunk in a little bit. So, it’s been fun watching him grow.”
Reed, an edge rusher, played four years with the Nevada Wolfpack. In that span, he recorded 22 sacks, 38.5 tackles for loss, and 203 total tackles. Both he and Jones impressed in the Hall of Fame game versus the Atlanta Falcons. Jones tallied three tackles; Reed finished with two and a sack.