Domata Peko Has Been Underrated Player for Broncos

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 17: Nose tackle Domata Peko #94 of the Denver Broncos reacts after making a defensive stop against the Dallas Cowboys in the first half of a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 17, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 17: Nose tackle Domata Peko #94 of the Denver Broncos reacts after making a defensive stop against the Dallas Cowboys in the first half of a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 17, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
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The Denver Broncos are four games into the season and Domata Peko has been one of the unsung heroes for the run defense improvement.

When the Denver Broncos signed Domata Peko back in March, it was somewhat of an odd match. However, the Broncos needed a nose tackle. The team needed a veteran to help the defensive line. And has it worked.

As it stands right now, the Denver Broncos run defense is one of the top units in the league. Having Derek Wolfe teaming up with Domata Peko has really helped a lot.

Like my colleague Sayre Bedinger mentioned in his article, Domata Peko has helped in the run defense and allowed the inside linebackers get free to stop the run. Peko currently ranks fourth on the team when it comes to run defense.

And that hair. That is some very nice hair he has going for him.

Hair aside, it is amazing to see a player that the Broncos signed in the offseason do so well. This defense has done such a good job the past few seasons. However, we saw last year that the run defense was a huge issue.

As it stands right now, the Denver Broncos lead the league in run defense with just a couple ticks under 51 yards a game. Domata Peko has led a unit that has kept Ezekiel Elliott, Marshawn Lynch, and LeSean McCoy in check.

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The biggest thing going forward will be if they can continue their dominance in the run defense. And once the No Fly Zone improves a bit more, this could be a dangerous defensive unit.

I am very excited to see what Domata Peko and the Denver Broncos defense can do once they return from the bye. It will be a tough slate, but I am looking forward to it.