The Indianapolis Colts are still a work in progress. The team is slowly improving, but they still have some ground to pick up again before they can be considered a contender. Luckily for them, North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb is in play at No. 6 in the NFL Draft.
The demand for quarterbacks is a primary reason for this. It’s the reason that the Colts traded back to the No. 6 pick in the first place. In the process, they got a few new picks, which is crucial for team looking to add depth. Another consolation? The same player they were likely targeting at No. 3 could very well fall to them at No. 6.
Whenever the Colts can add defensive talent, they should. It doesn’t matter what position. The Colts are needy all across the board. But because the draft is relatively deep on defense, and because the Colts now have so many picks, they can take the best player available here at No. 6, without regard to position. That happens to be Bradley Chubb.
Chubb is an energetic edge rusher who produced on a massive scale with the Wolfpack at NC State. In his final two seasons, he logged 10.0 sacks a piece, while also accruing 21.0 and 23.0 tackles for loss, respectively.
Chubb used his incredibly active hands, his relentless drive, and his athletic prowess to dominate the competition in the ACC, and one has to believe that his conquest over the game of football will only continue in the NFL. Chubb isn’t a franchise changer like Myles Garrett was last year, but he comes fairly close to that reputation, and for the Colts, who need this kind of talent on the defensive side of the ball, he could be enough.