Second year weak side linebacker Danny Trevathan hasn’t been quiet in his first week at camp, but I guess that’s not a surprise. The 6’1″, 240-pound player out of Kentucky finished second among Broncos’ rookies in tackles (30) in 2012.
Last week Trevathan intercepted Brock Osweiler in the endzone. This week he put a massive hit on rookie wide receiver Kemonte’ Bateman.
“I’m feeling way more comfortable after my first year,” Trevathan said after Thursday’s practice. “That first year was kind of rough, getting it going, being able to play with some of these veteran guys. Once you get in here and work as hard as the best of them, you’re just like the rest of them. That’s what coach always says. You practice like you play.”
Trevathan has that Kentucky pedigree, which is where team-leading tackler Wesley Woodyard went. Like Woodyard, who went undrafted, Trevathan isn’t exactly expected to make a huge name for himself. He was a sixth-round pick and he’s a bit under-sized for a linebacker.
Keep an eye out for him during Saturday’s scrimmage, where he’s sure to see plenty of reps. This is an up-and-coming guy that could in fact follow in Woodyard’s footsteps.