• TiredOfWinning

    Do they have those jersey’s just ready to go?

    • Nick

      They iron on the name to a blank jersey behind the stage. Only takes a few seconds.

  • Nick
    • Nick
      • RSH

        I hope that Rhett’s still entertained!

      • Paco Alonzo

        Good to see he hasn’t changed much

        • Jason

          My first thought as well. Give him a free pony and he complains about all the shit left behind.

          • Alaskan

            Wow, I guess I’m not as sorry to see Rhett gone as I thought I was.

      • Drewredux

        I hope Von/Chubb generate more rings than the last undefendable duo: Watt/Clowney.

        They ended up having to sell the baby for a QB, by the way.

      • Steven_Searls

        I feel he was holding back.

  • bradley

    I really wanted Nelson but Big Bradley was a solid second.

    • BlackKnigh

      My feelings too. I saw Nelson go to the Colts – and I sort of thought – bummer – but Chubb is the real deal.

  • Nick

    Hopefully the Broncos benefit from Browns incompetence.

    https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/989665125945798656

  • Hank Mardukis
    • Laces Out

      relentless…one of my favorite words in the English language.

  • royalwithcheese

    So, people are confident Chubb can play OLB?

    • SterlingMalloryArcher

      I’m not, but people who do it for a living are. No matter what he’ll be a beast in even fronts at DE.

      • royalwithcheese

        Yeah, I basically see him as a better version of Robert Ayers. I don’t see elite get-off or bend. I see a lot of try-hard sacks, also similar to DeMarcus Walker.

        • Laces Out

          Better change up dem der bifocals my man! Whole D got better today, that’s a fact.

          • Laces Out

            Broke all Mario Williams records too…for sacks and TFL…

    • RSH

      See my other post about that in this thread.

  • Tyler
  • DragonPie

    Once Mayfield was gone, Chubb or trading back was my favorite option. Only problem with trading back is that it takes two to tango. I believe Chubb is a good prospect and has a bright future. I don’t believe he is on the Von Miller or Kahlil Mack tier. But who is?

    Before recent success of guys like Wilson and Prescott, I’d wager that Mayfield could have been had later, but I buy into the advanced stats placing him head and shoulders above the pack.

    Just glad that we didn’t grab Allen. And I’m glad I’m not a Buffalo Bills fan. They have to be feeling like we did during the McDaniels era.

    • royalwithcheese

      Chubb just doesn’t have elite bend. I can see him playing some 5 tech on third downs to get him, Von and Ray on the field at the same time.

      • JohnE

        hmmmm….that’s a really interesting thought for third downs, if Broncos pick up Ray’s option. But I’m curious how the Bronco’s envision using him on first 2 downs.

        • RSH

          https://www.sbnation.com/2018/3/1/17033554/2018-nfl-draft-bradley-chubb-scouting-report-breakdown-pass-rusher
          https://www.newsday.com/sports/football/giants/giants-bradley-chubb-draft-james-bettcher-1.17875570

          If you are wondering if he could fit as an outside linebacker in a 3-4, it’s also worth noting that Chubb dropped into coverage plenty of times in four games, and he looked very natural doing so.

          [H]e should fit right in with any defense that runs that scheme. From what I’ve seen you could line Chubb up on the edge in any kind of NFL defense and the guy will shine.

          “Look at Markus Golden who came out of college in Missouri as a 4-3 defensive end who had his hand in the ground,” the Giants’ defensive coordinator said on Wednesday, recalling the Cardinals’ second-round pick in 2015. “Comes out and two years later has double-digit sacks in this scheme. You talk about Chandler Jones who was in New England as a 4-3 defensive end and came to this scheme. It’s just like anything else, there are new things you have to learn, but it’s still playing football. It’s still rushing off the edge.”

          He also spoke about Dwight Freeney and John Abraham, long-time 4-3 ends who flourished in the 3-4 base scheme later in their careers.

          “They all loved it because they got to do a little bit of everything,” he said. “They weren’t one-trick ponies.”

          Enter Bradley Chubb, the defensive end from North Carolina State who is visiting the Giants on Thursday. Chubb played as a 4-3 end in college and is one of the most enticing defensive players available in the upcoming draft. In fact, he could be in play for the Giants with the No. 2 overall pick.

          Bettcher chose to playfully hide any excitement he has over that possibility.

          “Who?” he said with a wide grin when asked about Chubb. “I don’t know who you’re talking about.”

          The Giants could use a productive edge rusher such as Chubb, especially after trading Jason Pierre-Paul last month. They may or may not select Chubb in the first round of this year’s draft, but it’s clear from Bettcher’s messages that his having played in a 4-3 scheme throughout college will not rule him out. Chubb does have some experience playing in space and dropping in pass coverage, but he is known more for attacking quarterbacks. Whichever team he lands on undoubtedly will want him to continue that mindset. If it’s the Giants, he may be asked to do more.

      • Paco Alonzo

        Nascar baby

  • Nick
  • VonSwenson

    I feel like I got a good day’s work done already. (Actually I’ve sent one email)

  • SterlingMalloryArcher

    I’ll say this. Denver really went BPA tonight. I usually argue that doesn’t really happen, opting instead for BPA at a position of need only, but it’s a stretch to call OLB a need right now.

    • Nick

      It could have been a need very quickly if Ray and Barrett left after this season.

      • SterlingMalloryArcher

        I agree. Fits your concept of “future needs” you defined a couple years ago. A little superfluous in the short term, though.

        • Nick

          Four solid pass rushers is a good place to be superfluous. Ask the 2015 Broncos.

      • RSH

        I don’t think that either will be a Bronco in 2019. Some team will give Barrett a huge offer, and Ray feels slighted.

        • GrizzlyB

          He shouldn’t feel slighted. Not until we pass on his option, anyway.

          • RSH

            Check his latest tweet.

          • GrizzlyB

            I’m mostly kidding, as skipping his option seems imminent within the week.

    • Yahmule

      We had 33 sacks last season with Von Miller on the roster.

  • Nick
    • Yahmule

      Thanks, team player.

      • bradley

        I don’t blame him for being miffed. And he knows it probably means his time in Denver is drawing to a close and doesn’t like that. I like that he doesn’t like that.

        • cjfarls

          Yeah, I don’t blame him at all…. but Elway had to make that move, and he’s kidding himself if he thinks he’s shown enough to warrant passing on Chubb.

          Ray’s task now is to play lights out this year, grab 10+sacks and sit the rookie/Barrett on the bench… and then sign elsewhere for $12m+ annually next year. I hope he does it and makes us regret passing on Nelson for Chubb… because that would mean 2018 will be a fun year in Denver.

      • Broncos777

        I mean, really. he hasn’t delivered big and there is definitely room for more than two pass rushers.

    • Russ

      I wouldn’t be too sad if we trade Ray for a 2nd rounder this or next year.

  • Nick

    Walt’s a fan. Remember that he’s also a PSU fan/alum, so that explains what he said about Barkley.

    Denver Broncos: Bradley Chubb, DE, N.C. State A+ Grade
    I think Saquon Barkley is the best player in this class, but some people whose opinion I respect believe Bradley Chubb is the top prospect. Either way, he’s the best defensive player. Considering that the Broncos were able to land him at No. 5, that’s amazing value. I can’t give this anything other than an A+. Chubb and Von Miller are going to create major havoc for quarterbacks in the AFC West.

    • Nick

      A drastically different reaction than from Shane Ray.

      • Yep. Of course one of them is in much safer territory or job security than the other. But still.

    • Hercules_Rockefeller

      damn! I had my earbuds in when I watched this and that was painful… but not as painful as it’s going to be for opposing QBs!

      • RSH

        Do not watch the video of Alfred Williams above except at a very low volume.

  • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

    Real happy with this pick. #Chubb4Chubb

  • Nick
    • Tyler

      Lol thats great

  • Nick
    • VonSwenson

      Not like those lightweights that only give 110%.

  • Nick
    • gobroncos

      Chubb’s measurables match D. Ware pretty closely, right? So what is Klis talking about “doesn’t fit that OLB” role?

      • RSH

        It’s just a lazy narrative that guys like Klis continue to perpetuate.

      • Kwash

        Ware was an even better athlete and a little lighter than Chubb. It looks like Ware didn’t do the 3 cone drill, which Chubb performed poorly in. I think the concern is that Chubb doesn’t have good change-of-direction ability.

    • I think Elway wanted to punch him for asking about Paxton Lynch. It wasn’t enough to ask about Darnold, had to circle back to QBs and ask about Lynch. Dink.

    • Laces Out

      Elway looks a bit miffed…that’s a guarantee…I think he missed someone…Probably the BIlls SICK draft…

  • cjfarls

    One of the best parts of this pick is the cap flexibility it gives us in future years. We can sign Barrett/Ray to a value deal as a 3rd rusher if they will take it, but can also hold the line and don’t have to overpay for mediocrity. It probably will save us $5-8m in cap space per year from 2019-2022, that can be spent on other positions. That is if Chubb is just a mediocre Ray/Barrett-level passrusher… and his potential is way better than that.

  • gobroncos

    And what did the raiders do? Immediately draft the top LT in the draft.

  • QDoc

    Numerology:

    It just dawned on me. Our new pick needs Jhaustin Thomas’s number.

    Will be the best selling jersey on the team overnight.

  • RSH
    • So no Nelson anyway, and Buffalo wasn’t even giving up two firsts. That would have been not great, since the guy they were rumored to want – Ward – likely would have been gone by 12.

      • BlackKnigh

        Looks like Denver has other ideas about building the OL besides the best OL player in the draft. Hope those plans include options other than Veldheer and Watson. Maybe we will see a couple of OL guys in the next 2 – 3 rounds.

        • RSH

          If Will Hernandez makes it to #40, I would surmise that he will be Denver’s selection at that spot.

        • DragonPie

          I’m glad that they didn’t focus in on needs too deeply and were willing to take what they saw as the BPA. There will be some good offensive linemen, later.

  • RSH

    Shane Ray’s Twitter account is now private. https://twitter.com/stingray56

  • RSH
  • RSH
    • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

      Do we have any idea what his number is going to be?

      • RSH

        His current available options are #40, #41, #47, #55, and #97. My guess is that #40, #41, and #47 will be reserved for running backs and defensive backs that will be added to the roster. I think Chubb should go with #55 or negotiate a deal for #59.

      • GrizzlyB

        QDoc suggested it below, and I concur: we want a jersey that says, “CHUBB 69”.

  • RSH
    • Clockwork Orange

      McKee was sad because a QB controversy would have given him something to drone on about every minute of every day through the summer.

    • Laces Out

      Big Al true Bronco

      Stupid fuck Dmac! Up yours

  • RSH
    • Tyler

      Happy with the Chubb Pick but I don’t see that. Unless you want to pick their less desirable traits.

      You could describe a QB as Tom Brady and Josh Allen put together but it would sound less impressive if what you meant was Brady’s athleticism combined with Allen’s accuracy.

      • G Mik

        I heard Von say it and I think it was very much tongue in cheek. He likes Chubb, that was obvious, but he was throwing out some of the typical draft-type hyperbole we tend to hear and, of course, everyone ran with it. Von would never admit he was being glib but I took it that way. Chubb didn’t which…. is kind of funny.

  • RSH
    • Nick

      I guess I like it given the specific circumstances at play here, but generally I really wish society would stop assuming that dress has any relation to professionalism.

  • RSH
    • Nick

      Oh shiiii….

  • gnasses

    So I read some comments below about Chubb not having elite bend and went back and watched some game film and highlights. I did see what some folks were saying. What struck me though, was how well he uses his hands to keep separation. Seemed like no OL could really get into his body and control him, he was easily shedding to make a tackle or clog a cutback lane. Saw several times he was able to make a quick second move cleanly without spinning or resetting his feet, almost like a RB jump cut. Might even be interesting to see him inside on some obvious passing downs.

    • GrizzlyB

      Yeah, he’s no speed demon, but he’s got long, strong arms, and his usage of them is really refined for a college player. Who knows, maybe that’s the ideal complement to Von? I won’t soon forget when DeMarcus Ware broke his arm crashing into Von at the QB when they both came screaming off the edge.

  • VonSwenson

    I know it’s premature, and I know it’s hubristic, but when I look at Bradley Chubb, especially his face, I see … Reggie White.