Von Miller Loses His Mind After Broncos Draft Chubb

Shane Ray and Von Miller. Credit Ron Chenoy USA TODAY Sports

Shane Ray and Von Miller. Credit Ron Chenoy USA TODAY Sports

As Chubb told Newsday's Tom Rock on Tuesday, he'd be delighted to wind up with the Giants, who now own the second overall pick.

Chubb was projected to go as high as No. 2 overall to the New York Giants and former Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman, but instead they chose Penn State running back Saquon Barkley.

"I met with them one time at the Combine and we didn't really talk about my fit", Chubb said in teleconference shortly after he became the first ACC player taken. Chubb racked up 20 sacks and 44 tackles for a loss the last two seasons for NC State. He will join Von Miller as the team's outside rushers in their base 3-4 alignment. The Broncos open their 2018 season at home against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday Sept. 9.

The first two selections give the Broncos young weapons to surround new starting quarterback Case Keenum while complementing veterans like receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. Furthermore, Denver was able to address a serious need with the addition of the top-rated defensive player in the draft.

"I feel like he's one of the best", Chubb said. Like any great pass rusher, though, he said he takes the most pride in getting to the quarterback.

Broncos fans can't wait for him to get out there, either.

Their physical specifications were nearly identical, about 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds, edge rushers whose finesse matched their power.

He also won the Bronko Nagurski Award as the nation's top defensive player. "I'm a humble guy but when it comes to things like this, I'm very competitive".

"I'm going to be a sponge when I get here and just soak up everything they (the other linebackers on the roster) have", said Chubb.

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