As we move closer to the draft, it’s becoming more clear who the Browns’ real options are.
One of those options is N.C. State’s defensive end, Bradley Chubb.
Some people may argue that the Browns don’t need to take a DE this high again, but I believe Cleveland should take a strong look at this man. When it comes to valuing positions, DE is among the top-three most important positions in football, followed by quarterback and left tackle. A team can never have enough pass-rushers. It helps the entire defense and gives corners less time to cover their guy, decreasing the chance they get beat on that play.
Chubb’s measurements are very similar to Myles Garrett’s. The defensive end out of N.C. State stands at 6’4″ 269 lbs, and 9 7/8″ hands.
In 2017, Bradley Chubb had a First-Team All-American and First-Team All-ACC senior season where he won the 2017 Hendricks (best defensive end) and Bronko Nagurski (best defender) awards. He finished second in the FBS with 26 tackles for loss and hit quarterbacks 10 times, breaking up two passes, in addition to forcing three fumbles.
Imagine adding him to a Browns’ defensive line already consisting of Myles Garrett, Larry Ogunjobi, Trevon Coley (or a rookie DT) and Emmanuel Ogbah. That’s a nightmare for opposing offensive lines.
Chubb’s high-end physical traits, motor and athletic ability should be able to give him a headstart in his career, possibly ending up as a Pro Bowler.