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Oddsmakers set the Over/Under on sacks for Bradley Chubb at 5.5

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If you are a betting kind of person, here is why you might want to take the OVER on this line for Bradley Chubb.

NCAA Football: South Carolina at North Carolina State Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos continued to invest in the defense in the 2018 NFL Draft by taking the best overall defensive player in this class in edge rusher Bradley Chubb. He should immediately supplant Shane Ray and Shaquil Barrett at the starting position opposite Von Miller.

The opening line from Bovada.lv set the over/under for Chubb’s total sack count in 2018 at a paltry 5.5 for the season. I’m not personally a huge betting man, but those look like pretty damn good odds to me.

Case in point might be Von Miller himself. Selected second overall, Miller finished his rookie season opposite Elvis Dumervil and still snagged 11.5 sacks for himself.

How easy is it for edge rushers to rack up sacks in this defense? Just look at Shane Ray in 2015. He didn’t even play that many snaps each game coming in to give DeMarcus Ware a rest at various points in games and still Ray ended up with 4 sacks in his rookie season.

But don’t take my word for it. Chubb has more pass rush moves than most rookies coming out of college. Here are a few examples.

If Chubb ends up with less than 5.5 sacks during a full season of work, then we should begin to worry about the highly touted fifth-overall picks long-term NFL future. He shouldn’t just beat that number, he should destroy it.

Especially in this defense.