Broncos add pass-rushing stud at No. 5 with Bradley Chubb
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The Denver Broncos have selected edge rusher Bradley Chubb out of North Carolina State with the fifth overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft.

The Broncos opted to address a major need on the defensive side of the football with the addition of Chubb, as the club ranked 22nd in the league with only 33 sacks last season.

Chubb was a monster at North Carolina State the last two seasons, combining for 20 sacks and 44 tackles for loss. His addition will give the Broncos a pair of star pass-rushers, as Von Miller remains among the top edge rushers in the league.

Bradley Chubb Bio

Position: DE/OLB
School: North Carolina State
College Experience: Senior
Height: 6-4
Weight: 269 lbs


  • Incredibly productive collegiate career: averaged over 2 combined sacks/tackles-for-loss per game in final three seasons, one of the highest rates in the entire class.
  • Explosive athlete: 40-yard dash, vertical and broad jumps rank in the 80th percentile or higher among NFL defensive ends.
  • Possesses versatility and experience in 3-4 and 4-3 schemes.
  • Very mature when battling offensive linemen: has a variety of good pass-rush moves that other prospects have not yet developed.
  • Excellent motor and always looking to strip the ball-carrier.
  • Uses quick and violent hands to beat punches off the snap.
  • Has great burst and is able to time the snap well when rushing.


  • Not the most natural mover when changing direction.
  • Violent playing style can result in overly aggressive snaps where he loses site of the ball-carrier.
  • Average bender and plays with high pad level on occasion, allowing opposing linemen to gain leverage.

Athletic testing

Event Result
40-yard Dash 4.65 sec 
Bench Press 24 reps
Vertical Jump 36 inches
Broad Jump 121 inches
3-Cone Drill 7.37 sec
20-yd Shuttle 4.34 sec (pro day)
Broncos add pass-rushing stud at No. 5 with Bradley Chubb
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