2012 NFL Draft Results: Cincinnati DT Derek Wolfe Selected By The Denver Broncos With 36th Pick

The Denver Broncos needed help on the defensive line, and they used their second-round pick, No. 36, to draft Cincinnati defensive tackle Derek Wolfe.

Wolfe helps fill a big need along the Broncos' defensive line. Denver struggled against bigger guards and centers last season, which left them vulnerable to the run and compromised their pass rush on occasion.

Here is what Wolfe's NFL Combine profile had to say about his skill set:

Wolfe is a big interior lineman, and plays very instinctively to be a factor in the run game. He is a slow-moving, non-explosive athlete, but this doesn't define his games and he finds other ways to be a factor. He can get overpowered by double teams, and will need to continue to develop his technique to not get erased there. Based off his frame and potential, he has late-round value in the draft.

Denver acquired the 36th pick in a trade with Tampa Bay on Friday night.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.