Former NC State defensive end Bradley Chubb, the #5 overall draft pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, was named the starting SAM linebacker in the Broncos first Depth Chart heading into their opening preseason game on Saturday against the Vikings.
What’s impressive about this, is that Chubb has instantly earned the starting job over former starter Shane Ray.
Rookie Bradley Chubb has earned a starting job at SAM linebacker. Fourth-year player Shane Ray will back up Von Miller at the WILL linebacker position. Shaquil Barrett is listed as the backup SAM. (Link)
Heard from player Broncos first depth chart has Bradley Chubb listed ahead of Shane Ray at one OLB spot. Plan is for Ray to flourish as pure pass rusher in sub downs. As expected, Devontae Booker is No 1 RB. Official depth chart to be released later this morning. #9sports
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) August 7, 2018
If you want a preview of what Chubb and Von Miller will look like rushing the passer this season…
There was a play today where both Bradley Chubb and Von Miller exploded off the edge and ended up running into each other in an effort to not kill Case Keenum.
In a game, the QB would have been lucky to come out of it in one piece…
— Ryan Koenigsberg (@RyanKoenigsberg) July 31, 2018
Garrett Bradbury Set to Play Center for Vikings
When Minnesota drafted former NC State Consensus All-American Garrett Bradbury with the 18th overall pick last month, there was debate whether he would continue to play Center at the next level, or get shifted somewhere else on the line.
Well, it looks like the debate is over before there was a chance to have one.
Bradbury played center at North Carolina State and lined up there with the media watching at Wednesday organized team activity.
Pat Elflein had been the starting center, but he’s now at left guard.
“I’m just focusing on left guard,” Elflein said, via the Pioneer Press. “It feels great. I played there in college. That was always one of my things. Just being able to play both positions.”ProFootballTalk
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is looking forward to taking snaps from Bradbury for quite some time.
Torin Dorn Participates in Agent Pro Day in Phoenix
Former NC State Forward Torin Dorn worked out at an Agent Pro Day in Phoenix today in front of NBA Scouts and executives, along with two other former Wolfpacker’s: Cody and Caleb Martin (Transferred to Nevada).
Dorn impressed at the Portsmouth Invitational a month ago.
I would be shocked to see Dorn drafted, but workouts like these could help him get an invite to the NBA Summer League or get a G-League contract.
Dorn has always defied the odds, as he so perfectly laid out in the tweet below accompanied by a highlight reel.
Josh Jones Wants Packers to Trade Him
Former NC State Safety Josh Jones wants to be traded from the Packers according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.
According to Demovsky, Jones is skipping voluntary OTA’s, and working out on his own in Florida.
I’m guessing Jones didn’t appreciate Green Bay drafting Safety Darnell Savage in the 1st Round a month ago, with the 21st overall pick.
Obviously Jones would like to be traded to a team where he can start, but there are plenty of other Safeties on the market.
Jones was drafted by the Packers with the 61st overall pick, in the 2nd Round of the 2017 NFL Draft, after leaving NC State after his Junior year.
Arizona Cardinals give Adrian Wilson a Promotion
Former NC State Safety Adrian Wilson has received a promotion in the Arizona Cardinals organization.
For the past 4 years, Wilson has served as a pro/college scout, but recently was promoted to Director of Pro Scouting.
After playing three seasons at NC State, Wilson was drafted in the third round by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2001 NFL draft
Wilson played 12 seasons for the Cardinals, and is in their Ring of Honor, and was on the Hall of Fame ballot last year for the first time, and I made the case last year that he deserves to join the club one day.
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