2018 NFL Draft: How the AFC West changed during Round 1
By David Thomas
Pick 1.5, Bradley Chubb, Edge N.C. State
Perhaps the potentially scariest addition to the division is the premier pass rusher of this draft falling the Broncos at #5. The addition of Chubb gives the Broncos another two headed passing rushing monster, similar to the days of DeMarcus Ware and Von Miller not too long ago.
What makes Chubb particularly special is that, although he isn’t expected to be an overly dominant pass rusher, he’s a strong force in the run game who sets the edge, and contains outside runs well. The Broncos defensive line ranked top 10 against the run in all spots but the one opposite Miller. Slotting Chubb in there should be an instant upgrade to an already dominant defense.
This division is starting to get seriously ridiculous with its talent on the edge. Between Justin Houston, Von Miller, Khalil Mack, Joey Bosa, and Melvin Ingram, Chubb should fit right in with the potential join this list of All-Pros and Pro Bowlers. A+