Posted Sat Apr 28th by Tim Lynch
The Denver Broncos have selected Danny Trevathan with the 188th pick of the 2012 NFL Draft.
With the final pick in the 2012 NFL Draft for the Denver Broncos, John Elway and company keyed in on yet another position of need with Trevathan. He can come in and contribute immediately on Special Teams and could provide some needed depth with some other young guys currently on the roster at Linebacker.
He sort of reminds me of a faster Wesley Woodyard, but Trevathan doesn’t appear to be as skilled in coverage. In any case, a solid pick up to round out the draft for the Broncos.
What do you fans think of this pick?
Let’s take a look at Trevathan’s pre-draft profile.
Trevathan is a fluid athlete who is undersized but crafty and uses his athletic ability to stay active. In the right NFL system that can keep offensive linemen off him, likely a 4-3 scheme, Trevathan can hit a lane hard and make plays in the backfield. He struggles to get free once blockers engage him, which will be a persistent problem. Due to his athletic ability and enormous production, he has fourth-round value and could be selected even earlier by a team looking to take a risk on an undersized guy capable of contributing immediately on special teams.
STRENGTHS Trevathan is a good lateral mover who makes plays sideline to sideline. He can run down almost any ball carrier. He relies on his speed to rush the passer and brings a physical, explosive drive-shoulder tackle when he reaches the quarterback. He can secure interceptions with relative ease and is active in the pass game even though he struggles when dropping. He is a classic undersized, athletic lateral mover at outside linebacker.
WEAKNESSES Trevathan is an undersized linebacker who can struggle to shed away from bigger offensive linemen. He should thrive in coverage given his size, but he struggles there as well and seems to get lost. He is better in tight areas and gets somewhat exposed when playing zone coverage. He also can be slow to diagnose plays at times; he needs to hit plays full speed to be effective. He can overrun plays even though he is effective in pursuit.