With the 36th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos have selected Derek Wolfe, a defensive tackle/defensive end prospect from the Cincinnati Bearcats. Wolfe played 45 games during his time with the Bearcats, picking up 19.5 sacks and 89 tackles during his four years of play. He was co-named Big East player of the year in 2011, his senior year.
This pick fills a need for the Broncos, who lost Brodrick Bunkley to the New Orleans Saints in free agency. He'll play in a rotation that includes Kevin Vickerson, Ty Warren, Justin Bannan and Mitch Unrein. He certainly could be the young anchor on the line, especially if Ty Warren's injury-prone nature creeps up again.
The Broncos' next pick will be the 57th overall selection later in the second round.