Bradley Chubb NFL Draft 2018: Scouting Report for Denver Broncos' Pick

Matt Miller@nfldraftscoutNFL Draft Lead WriterApril 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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POSITIVES

—Prototypical size (6'4", 269 pounds, 34" arms) with excellent agility, speed, strength and flexibility.

—Pass-rusher with a plan. Uses his hands like a boxer and keeps blockers from latching on.

—Nonstop motor. Awesome work ethic.

—Awesome production with 10 sacks and 25 tackles for loss.

—Wrecks offenses with his combination of size, power, speed and effort.

—2017 Ted Hendricks and Bronko Nagurski Award winner.

—Has the physical traits to play all over the defensive line and can stand up as an edge.

—Complete athlete who brings special traits to go with a high football IQ.

                                                                                        

NEGATIVES

—Can be overaggressive and doesn't always play with balance and poise.

—Agile blockers in the running game can reach him, and he'll struggle to shed from an angle block.

—When teams run at him, he can tire quickly. Notre Dame did this well.

                                                                          

OVERALL

Bradley Chubb is the best pass-rusher in the 2018 draft class and on par with former top edges like Clowney, Joey Bosa and Myles Garrett in terms of grade. He does have room for improvement but walks into the NFL with the tools to be a consistent double-digit sack artist.

                                                          

GRADE: 7.95 (Top Five pick)

PRO PLAYER COMPARISON: Terrell Suggs, retired

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