Former Kentucky Wildcat and current Denver Bronco Danny Trevathan is poised to see a significant jump in playing time in the 2013 NFL season. After a standout 4-year career at UK, Trevathan was nabbed by the Broncos in the sixth-round of the 2012 NFL Draft, despite finishing among the SEC’s top-tacklers his final two seasons as a Wildcat.
Ironically, he took a similar path that former Wildcat and current Denver starting LB Wesley Woodyard too, inly he went from going undrafted in 2007, to now being a starting outside linebacker for a Broncos team that’s many expert’s pick to win the Super Bowl in 2013.
Trevathan, now a second-year player who played all 16 regular-season games and finished second among Denver’s rookies with 30 tackles in 2012, will be counted on to do more in 2013, especially for the first six games. During that time, Denver will be without it’s All-Pro linebacker, Von Miller, who is facing a six-game suspension from the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
That means for at least the first six games, Trevathan will have a golden opportunity to show the coaching staff why he deserves to be on the field more.