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Broncos’ Harris: Chubb looks like a young Khalil Mack

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June 28, 2018 at 10:25 am.

Jun 12, 2018; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos linebacker Bradley Chubb (55) during mini camp drills at the UCHealth Training Center. Photo Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 12, 2018; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos linebacker Bradley Chubb (55) during mini camp drills at the UCHealth Training Center. Photo Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris is the latest player to offer high praise for teammate Bradley Chubb.

Harris said on Sirius XM NFL Radio that he sees signs of Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack and Broncos linebacker Von Miller in Chubb.

“Oh, man, he has all the tools,” the 29-year-old Harris said of Chubb, who was the fifth overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft.

“He kind of looks like a young Khalil Mack. Big, he’s around 280, around there. He can move, so I see him being all over the field. I think he’ll start. He’s been able to be that big of an impact player in OTAs, so I think he’ll start next year across from Von, for sure.”

Harris is not alone in his assessment of Chubb.

Former NFL star DeMarcus Ware compared the 22-year-old Chubb to one of the elite pass rushers in NFL history: himself.

“You know what? He can be,” Ware said on a Talk of Fame Network podcast when asked if Chubb can fill his shoes. “He’s one of those guys who’s mature. He listens. And that’s what you want from a young guy. Because some of them come in very arrogant, saying, ‘OK, I’m in the league now.’ But to me, he has that ‘I just arrived’ mentality. ‘Now what do I need to do to deliver?'”

Chubb, who signed his rookie contract last Thursday, recorded 25 sacks and 54.4 tackles for losses with North Carolina State. He registered 10 sacks in each of his last two seasons with the Wolfpack.

As for Mack, he is a three-time Pro Bowl selection and 2016 NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

He recorded 78 tackles and 10.5 sacks in 16 games last season.

Mack has 303 tackles and 40.5 sacks in 64 career contests since being selected by the Raiders with the fifth overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft.

 

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