5. Bradley Chubb, DE, North Carolina State (Denver Broncos)
It’s well documented that the Denver Broncos were on the phone with the Buffalo Bills to trade down from this pick, until the Cleveland Browns took Denzel Ward at #4 and Denver realized that Bradley Chubb was still on the board.
They obviously hung up on the phone on Buffalo and selected Chubb, and watched the latter pair with edge rushing demon Von Miller, starting in all 16 games in 2018 and recording 60 combined tackles (41 solo), 12 sacks, two forced fumbles, and one pass deflection. He was even named among the NFL’s Top 100 Players, as selected by NFL players. Unfortunately, Chubb would tear his ACL in Week 4 of the 2019 season.