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Round Two

57. Derek Wolfe, DE/DT, Cincinnati

Unless the Broncos wiggle their way up into the top of the second round Devon StillJerel Worthy , Brandon Thompson, and Kendall Reyes will be gone. Leaving Cincinnati stand-out Derek Wolfe.

Derek Wolfe (6’5 295) was named the Big East’s Defensive Player of the Year last season, the first Cincinnati Bearcat to ever receive the honor. Wolfe is a high energy, endless motor kind of player.

One of the impressive things about Derek Wolfe is how he consistently got better during his time at Cincinnati. During his sophomore year Wolfe tallied 41 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks and one forced fumble. Moving on to his junior season Wolfe scored 48 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks and one pass breakup. Then his senior season he took his game to another level and the results showed with 70 tackles, a conference-best 21.5 tackles for loss, a nationally-ranked 12th most 9.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, a pass break-up, and one fumble recovery.

Wolfe’s size makes him versatile in the 4-3, he can play defensive end or interior defensive tackle. Robert Ayers would be the main competition for Wolfe, which is perfect. Ayers is the type of player who could benefit from a fresh and energetic rookie pushing him day in and day out at camp.

Other Possibilities: Defensive tackles Brandon Thompson or Kendall Reyes may be available at this spot, if so one of them will be the pick. If the Broncos land a defensive tackle in the first round they may opt for either running back Lamar Miller or Robert Turbin, or even possibly the uber-productive and great route runner A.J. Jenkins.

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  • http://Facebook.com/BroncosZone Jon

    Well done, East.

  • http://Facebook.com/BroncosZone Jon

    Well done, East.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not sure they go with Osweiler.  The Broncos are in the “win it now” phase and don’t have the luxury of wasting a pick on a developmental player.  I would be happy with the rest of your draft though.  I like Mike Martin a lot.

  • flbronc

     for some reason i just cant see osweiler lasting until we pick in the third, in fact i can see him gone by our second round pick. 

    here’s a quandry, what if we pick a dt in the first round- say brockers… and we get to our pick and another one is there that we had our eye on at 25… say someone like reyes is still there?  double down on dt?

  • Mtn. Dave

    I would not disagree with any of your picks, but I also think that if you are looking for a dark horse in the 4-6 rounds,   Bobby Wagner, the LB from Utah might be a possibility.  especially if they trade down to get two picks in the 2nd.   I also like the Wolfe pick, I think he is going to be a good player, maybe better than Stills or Worthy. 

  • Mtn. Dave

    I would not disagree with any of your picks, but I also think that if you are looking for a dark horse in the 4-6 rounds,   Bobby Wagner, the LB from Utah might be a possibility.  especially if they trade down to get two picks in the 2nd.   I also like the Wolfe pick, I think he is going to be a good player, maybe better than Stills or Worthy. 

  • Mtn. Dave

     Opps, return key error.  I also think that there is wisdom in Jebow’s thoughts on the QB.  If they have a chance to get a good DB in there, that is a real possibility.  depends on how they view the future.  Can’t wait to see what happens, I have no idea. Last year I picked 1 name, Rahime Moore, and got him in the wrong round, ( pure luck) so what do I know 

  • Mtn. Dave

     Opps, return key error.  I also think that there is wisdom in Jebow’s thoughts on the QB.  If they have a chance to get a good DB in there, that is a real possibility.  depends on how they view the future.  Can’t wait to see what happens, I have no idea. Last year I picked 1 name, Rahime Moore, and got him in the wrong round, ( pure luck) so what do I know 

  • Tom9798

    Great read and interesting choices! . . . Martin at #120 is a real eye-popper . . . might think of taking him at #108.

  • Anonymous

    I really like Bobby Wagner and I was thinking about slotting him too.

  • Anonymous

    I do love Martin.

    You never see him fall on the ground, his center of balance is amazing.

  • Greermatt78

    Great picks first mock draft I liked and first one to pick best player on the board and not draft outta need. Again great picks hopefully we can have it go like this.

  • Tom9798

    Good insight . . . .