Bradley Chubb selected 5th overall by the Broncos in 2018 NFL Draft
Former N.C. State defensive end Bradley Chubb has been selected with the fifth overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos on Thursday night.
Many analysts believed Chubb would go second overall to the New York Giants or at least fourth overall to the Cleveland Browns. In Denver, Chubb teams up with Von Miller to create one of the scariest edge pass rushes in the league.
The beastly 6’4″, 269-lb end dazzled at the NFL Combine and has long been considered the best defensive line prospect in this year’s draft. Chubb finished his college career by becoming a First-Team All-American and First-Team All-ACC in his senior season with the Wolfpack, earning the Hendricks (best defensive end) and Bronko Nagurski (best defender) Awards in the process.
Chubb’s 26 tackles for loss were 2nd in all of FBS in 2017, he made 10 sacks, and he forced three fumbles. If it wasn’t for Mario Williams, he would own the school record for most tackles for loss in a season.
At the Combine, Chubb named Khalil Mack and Von Miller as edge rushers he replicates his games after. If he lives up to those lofty expectations, he’ll be one of the most valuable selections of the entire 2018 draft. His hands and quickness off the edge are expected to translate well as he transitions to the NFL.
He comes from a football family. His father was a late-round pick by the New England Patriots in the 1980s. His brother Brandon Chubb played for the Detroit Lions, and his cousin Nick Chubb is an intriguing prospect out of Georgia.