Denver Broncos: Top 15 acquisitions of the decade

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Bradley Chubb
ARLINGTON, TX – APRIL 26: Bradley Chubb of NC State poses after being picked #5 overall by the Denver Broncos during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

Drafted Bradley Chubb 5th overall in 2018

By: Graham Tiedtke

Bradley Chubb has proven to be the right selection by the Denver Broncos from the 2018 NFL Draft. Many people expected Chubb to be off the board within the first four selections, going to the Cleveland Browns (who had two selections).

The Browns took QB Baker Mayfield first overall and then CB Denzel Ward with the fourth pick. That really worked out for Denver.

Chubb was paired with Von Miller and recorded 12 sacks and 60 tackles as a rookie. Unfortunately, Chubb suffered a torn ACL in 2019, cutting his second season short.

Teams were very aware of his presence when he was healthy. The thought that he and Miller could be on the same defense for a number of years to come is scary and I am extremely excited about it.

The speed of both Chubb and Miller is a deadly thing for opposing offenses. Either one of them can get to the quarterback on any given play. This is a huge reason why I am excited for Chubb’s return from his season-ending injury.

Sure, some will argue that the Broncos should have gone after quarterback Josh Allen or guard Quenton Nelson, but the selection of Chubb was the right choice.

If all goes as planned, Chubb could be quite a bit higher on this list in the next 10 years.