Denver Broncos select Bradley Chubb at No. 5

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

With AP Photos.Von Miller has a new pass rushing partner in North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb. Miller yelled as Chubb highlights rolled behind him.

The former Hillgrove High School standout was drafted by the Denver Broncos with the fifth pick of the National Football League draft Thursday. "I'm looking forward to the opportunity and I can't wait". The 6-foot-4, 270-pounder was the 2017 victor of the Bronco Nagurski award given to sport's best defensive player after leading Power 5 schools in both sacks (10) and tackles for loss (26).

Chubb mentioned Von Miller as a role model and player he models his game after.

The strategy to draft Bradley Chubb appears to be one that would allow the Broncos to get back to their roots where they relied on their defense to win the AFC West and eventually the Super Bowl.

Elway's best pick since assuming more power was CB Bradley Roby at No. 31 in 2014.

Defensive end Mario Williams, the top pick in the 2006 draft, was the first in a trio of N.C. State picks in the first round that year.

"It's definitely going to have to get fine-tuned because there's no weak offensive linemen in the NFL", Chubb said. "But I'm thrilled to be there". "We don't (normally) have the No. 5 pick in the draft". Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was the No. 1 overall pick by the Cleveland Browns, who also chose Ohio State cornerback Denzel Ward No. 4 overall.

With Eli Manning still in the fold in NY, the trade back would make sense for the Giants, as they could target a top prospect at a position of need from the No. 5 slot.

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