Broncos’ Jack Del Rio Appreciates Derek Wolfe’s Intensity


If you’re anything like me then you can’t wait to see what 2012 second round draft pick Derek Wolfe can do in this league.

The defensive tackle out of the University of Cincinnati made a statement in his first NFL action when he had two sacks and another tackle for a loss agains the Chicago Bears.

“I just like his demeanor,” defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio said. “Nothing is on his mind more than coming in here and helping his team win. I’ve really like the way he’s approached the beginning to his career, coming in with the right approach. So many young guys will come in and be distracted by other things. He’s just not been that kind of kid.”

Wolfe is about as intense as it gets. That’s why when starting defensive end Jason Hunter went down with a torn triceps this week, Wolfe was immediately called upon to fill the gap. That says a lot considering Wolfe missed most of the Broncos’ off season program.

“He picks up things quickly,” Del Rio said. “They did a lot with him in college. He’s been exposed to a lot. He played all along the front, played from nose all the way out to defensive end out wide. It was really a matter of him learning the terminology. ”

That’s why Wolfe has been able to pick up the NFL game so rapidly. It’s also why he’s easily the team’s most prized draft pick, at least on the defensive side of the ball.

Wolfe and the rest of the Broncos starters will see plenty of action Saturday evening in preseason game No. 2 against the Seattle Seahawks. Watch this kid and appreciate his appetite for success.

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