News: In his first NFL game, Broncos defensive lineman Derek Wolfe got into the backfield and recorded the first sack of his career. He finished the game with three tackles overall, with one tackle for a loss.
Analysis: The Broncos made Wolfe their second-round pick in the draft, and he immediately made an impact. He added two sacks in his first preseason game as well, so he may emerge as a rare pass-rushing defensive tackle. Still, he is not worth using in most Fantasy IDP formats at this point, as he is still unproven.
News: The Broncos drafted four defensive players in April's draft, the biggest of which (figuratively and literally) was Cincinnati defensive tackle Derek Wolfe. The 6-foot-5, 295-pound run-stuffer is expected to boost the team's defensive line rotation. Denver also drafted Arizona State cornerback Omar Bolden, Tennessee defensive end Malik Jackson and Kentucky outside linebacker Danny Trevathan. Bolden is a medical gamble considering that he missed all of 2011 with a torn ACL. Jackson is a project-type player who played defensive tackle when he should have played end for the Volunteers, and Trevathan led the SEC in tackles in each of the last two seasons.
Analysis: If there's a Fantasy sleeper in the bunch, it's actually the guy picked last. Trevathan's career will probably begin on special teams but he could turn into a decent tackling machine if given the chance later in his career. We wouldn't draft any of these guys in standard Fantasy play while Trevathan is worth a late pick in rookie-only drafts.