5 Broncos In Need of a Big Season

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Bradley Chubb, Defensive End

Bradley Chubb is a monster, the Broncos were stunned that he fell to them at 5.

With no disrespect to the efforts of Shaquil Barrett and Shane Ray, Chubb is the bookend to Von Miller that Denver has been missing since Demarcus Ware’s retirement.

Speaking of Ware, the Broncos have secured his services as a consultant.  There’s not much sweeter a position that a young defensive end could have been drafted into.  That sets expectations pretty high but Chubb was mentioned as high as the top pick in the draft, he’s aware and accepting of his expectations.

One of the great things we’ve learned about Bradley is that the standard he holds himself to is higher than any fan expectation.  Chubb is as driven as he is gifted.  It’s as close to can’t-miss as Miller was.

Again, the ripple effect of the upgrade from the right side pays huge dividends for the defense.

Barring injury or the unlikely mis-read of Chubb’s value coming out of NC State, the Broncos should wreak havoc on opposing backfields, the corners are good enough to maintain single coverage for much longer than the rush should need.

The Broncos defense was still elite.  Now, it’s better.

Still, the glue that pulls it all together is the Coach.