Broncos Shift Focus to Defense with Bradley Chubb Pick

North Carolina State's Bradley Chubb was picked Thursday night by the Denver Broncos

North Carolina State's Bradley Chubb was picked Thursday night by the Denver Broncos

The Broncos' next pick is the 40th overall selection, early in the second round. That's what you want to hear, they haven't said that too many times since Peyton [Manning] was here.

"We have to make sure that we have the most risky pass rush in the NFL", Chubb told reporters via a conference call.

Chubb was available at No. 5 after Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (Cleveland Browns), Penn State running back Saquon Barkley (New York Giants), USC quarterback Sam Darnold (New York Jets) and Ohio State cornerback Denzel Ward (Cleveland Browns) were picked before him.

What many mock drafters did not expect is that Chubb is instead joining a team that already has one of the NFL's best, as he joins the Von Miller and the Denver Broncos as the team's No. 5 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. "He is a great player".

Miller said last week he'd love to have Chubb lining up next to him: "He's Khalil Mack and Von Miller put together", Miller said with a laugh.

After being signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2013, Anderson played five years with the team, seeing some ups and downs along the way. We want somebody who wants to come in and play.

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Chubb comes into the National Football League a better run stuffer than Miller was as a rookie. "That's what we expect out of this pick, and hopefully we can get a guy that can be an impact player".

"It was a surprise (to be taken by Denver)", Chubb said.

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