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, but he gave just that to second-year edge rusher Bradley Chubb this week." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteMile High Reporta Denver Broncos communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsBroncosOddsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Broncos NewsBroncos 2019 Draft ClassBroncos PodcastsBroncos 2019 ScheduleKey Offseason DatesCommunity RulesFull ArchiveBroncos StoriesScheduleRosterStatsOdds Shop About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Filed under:Denver Broncos NewsVic Fangio says Bradley Chubb is ‘tailor-made’ for the BroncosNew,22commentsHigh praise is hard to come by from Vic Fangio, but he gave just that to second-year edge rusher Bradley Chubb this week. Vic Fangio says Bradley Chubb is ‘tailor-made’ for the BroncosTommy Gilligan-USA TODAY SportsDenver Broncos Head Coach Vic Fangio is becoming a bit known for being stingy with high praise towards players. He’ll say good things about guys, but usually comes with a subdued ‘he can always do more’ kind of line. However, when it came to Bradley Chubb, Fangio had nothing but the highest of praise for the second-year edge rusher.“He’s tailor-made for us,” Fangio said. “I think he’ll take the next step just because he’s a pro much like Phillip [Lindsay] already. He’s a very smart football player, very coachable, very intense. I see nothing but bright days ahead for him.”We already view Chubb as the second-most valuable player on the roster behind Von Miller and for good reason, he is the second-highest drafted player on the roster that the Broncos have taken in the NFL Draft. Fangio had Chubb very high on their draft board in 2018 too. Though they ended up with a very good player in Roquan Smith last season, it sounds like Fangio would have happily taken Chubb ahead of him, saying, “Yeah, he was high on our wish list last year.”And don’t let outlets like Pro Football Focus fool you about Chubb’s overall run defense. In that post linked above, that theory was thoroughly debunked by our own Joe Rowles. Defensive Coordinator Ed Donatell elaborated further on what Chubb is going to bring to the table under this new scheme and may explain why Fangio sees Chubb as a perfect fit for this defense.“The edge players are very important in this 3-4 defense Vic and I have been running these for the last eight years,” Donatell said of Chubb. “You need guys that can compress the edge and then you need somebody who can rush the passer. He can do both of those and he’s very forceful in doing that. We’re happy to have him. We think he can be very productive in that role.”If the 2015 Broncos taught us anything, it is that the value of having two elite pass rushers on the edge is an incredible luxury. For defensive minds like Wade Phillips, and now Vic Fangio, the possibilities are endless. Welcome to my hell."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Broncos NewsBroncos 2019 Draft ClassBroncos PodcastsBroncos 2019 ScheduleKey Offseason DatesCommunity RulesFull ArchiveBroncos StoriesScheduleRosterStatsOdds Shop About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Broncos Wednesday Mock Draft - The NightmareNew,31commentsWelcome to my hell. Broncos Wednesday Mock Draft - The NightmareListen as Adam, Ian, Hart, & I discuss the CHJ situation and the NFL Draft.If you’ve been reading up on my Big Board lists, you probably have a pretty good idea what my ideal draft would look like. It would start off with Ed Oliver falling into the Broncos’ lap, veer into a slider like Chris Lindstrom, Dalton Risner, or N’Keal Harry hanging out at 41 and end with a couple of my favorite sleepers like Ben Burr-Kirven, Brett Rypien, and Kahale Warring. This isn’t that kind of draft. In fact, this is the worst possible scenario that I think Elway would realistically force me through this weekend. If you love derailed trains, keep on scrolling — but I warn you Ja’Wuan James Jersey
, it burns like a bad ointment in a deep cut. Christopher Hart and I joined Adam Malnati and Ian St. Clair to go over all things NFL Draft (and Chris Harris Jr.) on the latest MHR Radio Podcast (iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher). 10. Daniel Jones - QUARTERBACKI was amused and surprised to find Ed Oliver slide into my lap. I bet the the Bengals or Falcons sure will be happy that I chose instead to grab Denver’s new franchise quarterback. It wasn’t difficult to make this decision, what with the Blue Devil’s impressive 59.9 percent career completion for a whopping 8201 yards, 59 touchdowns to only 29 interceptions. Did you hear he worked under David Cutcliffe? I know, that’s amazing, right? Same guy who coached Peyton and Eli Manning. 41. Emanuel Hall - RECEIVERI thought long and hard about Chris Lindstrom, Jeffery Simmons, and Dexter Lawrence as all three could be great players at the next level. In the end, I had to go where the value was. I grabbed the vertical speed threat to take tops off opposing defenses. He’ll pair great with Daniel Jones’ long game. Hall averaged more than 20 yards a reception over his career at Missouri, providing Drew Lock valuable 9 fly man to catch his long bombs. He still needs to learn the finer nuances of route running, and that should be a breeze. We’ll overlook the fact that he never played a full season because there’s no chance that will carry over into his pro career. It’s not like the game gets more physical.71. Jachai Polite - EDGEI thought about Jaylon Ferguson, Dawson Knox, and Amani Hooker here. I even thought about J.J. Arcega-Whiteside to give Denver a legitimate 1-2-3-4 punch for Jones to slice up the D. None of that felt right though, so we took a valuable backup to Von Miller & Bradley Chubb. Polite had dominant moments at Florida last season, notching 11 sacks, four passes defensed and six forced fumbles. At one point there was first round buzz and we think we’re getting a real steal this far down the board. His burst off the ball and rush moves really catch your eye when you turn on the tape. I like his bend and counter moves.So what if he had a bad workout at the Combine? Or bombed interviews? Or hasn’t played in space?Some would worry that he’s a role playing one-year wonder. Not this guy. I think he’s got the perfect amount of seasoning to slide into the third edge spot.125. Bryce Love - RUNNING BACKChuma Edoga waved hello, while Bobby Evans just stared at me. I couldn’t do it. I had to go with the first-round talent who’s one mere leg injury away from a return to greatness. I love his fit in the zone blocking scheme Rich Scangarello is installing for the 2019 Broncos and think you can never have too many running backs under contract. I thought perhaps Love may slide farther because of concerns over his knee but didn’t dare take the chance.I’m really liking how Daniel Jones supporting cast is starting to look and now he’ll have scary stable of backs to hand off to. We can always grab linemen later. It’s like Madden - they hardly matter, and Munchak can just coach them up. 148. Beau Benzschawel - OFFENSIVE LINEI thought about Germaine Pratt and Lamont Gaillard. Neither have the Wisconsin pedigree though. When in doubt, go with the school on the side of the helmet.You could spend time worrying that he isn’t a natural scheme fit. You could even worry that he’ll need time to refine his technique to be effective in pass protection. You can’t worry about his background though. Forty-nine starts and an education in Madison, Wisconsin, is worth its weight in cheese. 156. Isaac Nauta - TIGHT ENDI was almost worried I’d miss out on this tight end class. Luckily it’s really deep. I even passed on Drew Sample so I could grab the guy that Pro Football Focus tells me dropped the lowest percentage of passes in the SEC.If that doesn’t sell you, how about these mind-blowing numbers: 30 catches for 430 yards and three touchdowns. Only three players had more catches. Only four had more yards. Sure he ran a disappointing 4.9 40-yard dash, and sure his vertical jump was just 29 inches. That’s OK. The guy only dropped one pass last year.182. Iman Marshall - DEFENSIVE BACKI’m painfully aware that the 2019 Broncos line needs an infusion of talent. We need it right now, tomorrow be darned. I just can’t pass on immediate help in the secondary for it. Did you hear Chris Harris may be traded? So I decided to pass on Hjalte Froholdt, Isaiah Prince, and Yosuah Njiman to get a guy who could start day one if we need him to. Iman Marshall played four whole years at USC after coming to Southern Cal as a 5 Star recruit. He may need to move to Safety to hide some of his technical issues, but that’s okay we got Kareem Jackson who can start wherever we need him to. Marshall is a strong tackler too, so Fangio will love him.237. A.J. Cole - PUNTERWhenever you can provide a leg to compete with your punter in training camp you have to do it. A.J. Cole averaged 42.4 yards per punt in 2018, good for 51st in the country. You better believe Colby Wadman is sweating right now.