The Denver Broncos may have surprised draft experts around the NFL when they selected Cincinnati Bearcats defensive tackle Derek Wolfe with the No. 36 overall pick in the 2012 Draft, but Wolfe has already begun to show his worth in Denver's training camp. Due to a quirk in the CBA regarding when rookies graduate from college and when they can begin work with their NFL teams, Wolfe missed all of Denver's offseason programs with the exception of its three-day minicamp in June.
Wolfe, though, has yet to show any ill effects as training camp has begun for the Broncos. According to defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, Wolfe was frustrated by the missed time but the team still has big plans for him:
"He's a guy that really cares. He's a high-energy guy. He's going to be a load when he's playing end, he'll be a mismatch, he can slide down and play tackle and will do both," Del Rio said. "I like the way he started camp."
(via Denver Post)
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