Denver Broncos expressed interest in FA DL D.J. Reader

The Denver Broncos expressed interest in free agent defensive lineman DJ Reader of the Houston Texans at the 2020 Scouting Combine.

According to Mike Klis, the Denver Broncos were one of several teams to express interest in Houston Texans free agent defensive lineman DJ Reader at the 2020 Scouting Combine, where the rumor mill is always churning.

Reader, one of the top free agent defensive linemen available in a tremendous crop of players, has long been rumored to be a potential fit for the Denver Broncos and we even wrote last month about the idea, including how the Broncos could lure Reader with some of their key in-house pieces.

Many Broncos fans in the Twitter-verse have been excited about the prospect of adding Reader, and the fit is certainly there.

Though Reader is built like a traditional nose tackle at 6-foot-3, 347 pounds, he has the versatility to excel in the Vic Fangio defense which would have him playing all over the defensive interior.

Klis gives an intriguing note about Reader being represented by the same agent as Von Miller, who could be another key recruiting piece for the former fifth-round pick out of Clemson.

Reader started 52 games over the past four seasons for the Texans, racking up 154 total tackles, 6.5 sacks, 16 tackles for loss, and 24 tackles for loss.

The most important thing in the Vic Fangio defense is the front getting pressure on the quarterback. Reader is a rare type of athlete on the inside who can not only eat up double teams when needed but he can also explode through the line of scrimmage and cause havoc from the inside out.

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The Broncos will be one of the most active teams in the NFL when it comes to looking at free agent defensive linemen, so DJ Reader’s name is not going to be the last one you hear in connection to Denver.