Zach Kerr’s Versatility Primes Him For A Big Role In Denver
During the offseason the Denver Broncos brought Zach Kerr in to help bolster the Broncos defensive line. However his versatility can be used at end as well.
When the Denver Broncos brought Zach Kerr in during the offseason, they believed his versatility could be a difference maker.
Kerr’s 6’2 334 lb frame is big on the inside at nose, but versatile enough to sometimes play on the outside at defensive end. The Broncos aim to get more production out of their defensive line in terms of stopping the run.
Kerr has the formula to be that type of player in a four-technique for the Broncos. He spent the last three seasons in Indianapolis as a Colt. In his time in Indy he registered a total 5.5 sacks in three seasons.
However, while his production numbers don’t stand out, he didn’t appear to fit into the Colts defensive scheme. In Denver, he’s a sure fit to get some minutes on pivotal down situations.
"“I guess they brought me here to beef up the run defense and rush the passer and make plays, use my versatility and stuff like that. I’m here to help. Whatever role they want me to play in the defense, I’m here to play. I’m not a picky guy as far as being a football player. I was blessed with versatility, so whatever they want me to be, nose, three, four-technique, five-technique, i’m here to help.” Zach Kerr on why he believes the Broncos signed him (Via Denver Broncos PR)"
Kerr in my opinion would be more serviceable at the four or five tech due to the Broncos signing Domata Peko as well in the offseason. His response of doing whatever the “team” wants him to do he is happy to help is reassuring.
In the NFL, having an open mind as a defensive player to be able to play different positions will expand a player’s career longevity. However, when it comes to the Broncos scheme, Kerr is happy with that as well. “I like it a lot. There are a lot of playmakers around us– meaning the guys upfront; the three interior guys. I enjoy it. They allow us to be free.”
Zach Kerr Ready To Learn:
Entering his fourth season, Kerr is embracing the opportunity to learn from somebody who has been in the league for 12 years. That somebody is Domata Peko.
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"“He’s done it a long time, especially playing the nose position in the NFL. It’s a pretty tough task. I asked Peko a lot of things. He helps me out with offensive sets or, ‘If they come out in this,’ to, ‘If you hear this.’ Nose is kind of a thinking man’s game. Football is in general, but really at nose. You have to really, really be a quick thinker. You come out and everything is right there in your face. Peko has been doing it for a long and he helps me out a lot with that. He’s a good guy to have in the room, for sure. – Zach Kerr on Domata Peko’s leadership (via Denver Broncos PR)"
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