Bradley Chubb, DE
Chubb may have only received one vote for Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2018, but he was sensational for the Broncos all year long.
When Chubb fell to the Broncos with the fifth overall pick, he was considered one of the major steals of the NFL Draft despite being a top-five selection. If he was only scratching the surface in his rookie year, the future is going to be very bright for this young player.
Chubb finished his rookie season with 60 tackles, 12 sacks, 14 tackles for loss, and a pair of forced fumbles.
He wins in a variety of ways, converting speed to power and also just blowing by offensive linemen with a great burst off the snap.
Paired with Von Miller on the other side of the field, the Broncos have a stellar combination here for the foreseeable future and a tandem that teams will lose sleep over having to face.
As Chubb’s game continues to evolve, I think he and Von Miller are going to continue working even better together and give the Broncos a dominant pair of edge defenders and pass rushers that they can build around.
Because the Broncos already had Miller, I think Chubb’s value or overall caliber was slightly diminished coming in, but he was awesome as a rookie and should continue to ascend moving forward.