Bradley Chubb is the No. 5 overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft—maybe a pick or four later than he’d have liked, but an impressive accomplishment to be sure. And he’s landing in a pretty good situation, too. Denver’s probably not as far away from turning it around as some of the others at the top of the draft, and he’ll get to play alongside Von Miller.
The hard work and coming back for another year of college is going to literally pay off here and he’s made it to a franchise that seems at least to have a decent idea of what it’s doing. Those things are good. And he’s left another NC State legacy.
Chubb left college as NC State’s all-time sack leader and closed out his senior season with a first-team All-America nod. He is the Wolfpack’s highest NFL Draft selection since Mario Williams was taken No. 1 overall by the Houston Texans in 2006. Mario, of course, is the dude Chubb surpassed in the sack column at State.
Next I suppose Chubb will have to top Mario’s career Pro Bowl appearances or something.