Broncos Pick Bradley Chubb in 2018 NFL Draft, Land Von Miller Pass-Rush Partner

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistApril 27, 2018

North Carolina State's Bradley Chubb warms up for an NCAA college football game against Notre Dame, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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The Denver Broncos selected NC State defensive end Bradley Chubb with the No. 5 overall pick of the 2018 NFL draft at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Denver confirmed the choice during Thursday's first round:

As Chubb prepares to begin his NFL career with the Broncos, here's what social media had to say about the pick:

Chubb has come a long way since arriving to the Wolfpack as a 3-star prospect who was rated as the No. 734 overall player in the 2014 recruiting class based on 247Sports' composite rankings.

The Georgia native made just four total tackles during his freshman campaign before transforming into one of the top defenders in the nation over the next three years in Raleigh.

He racked up 194 tackles, 25 sacks, six forced fumbles and an interception in 38 games with NC State from 2015 through 2017. That includes consecutive double-digit sack seasons to finish his collegiate career, which helped him skyrocket up draft boards.

Wolfpack head coach Dave Doeren told Joe Giglio of the News & Observer in November that he believes there's something to be said for a player who develops into a star in college rather than stepping on campus as a highly touted recruit.

"This isn't a guy that was a 5-star guy," Doeren said. "This is a guy who made himself into one."

The 6'4", 269-pound edge-rusher combines his archetypal, chiseled frame with impressive athleticism and terrific small-area quickness to represent the ideal defensive end or outside linebacker for the modem game. He should be a defensive stalwart for years to come.

Chubb should immediately step into a crucial pass-rushing role for the Broncos opposite Von Miller. The team ranked 22nd in sacks last season.

While much of the focus throughout the draft process was on the quarterbacks, he could become the best overall player from the 2018 class.

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