04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Broncos' picks: Round 6/188 -- Danny Trevathan, LB, 6-0, 237, Kentucky...The scouting report on Trevathan is similar to fellow Kentucky alum Wesley Woodyard in 2008: prolific tackler, too small, gets lost in traffic. Look for the Broncos to develop the energetic Trevathan as they did Woodyard -- on special teams first. - The Sports Xchange
Positives: Active defender with incredible production against top-competition. Plays faster than he timed, showing an excellent closing burst and surprising physicality as a hitter despite his lack of ideal size. Explodes into ball-carriers, forcing 12 fumbles over his career (improving in this area each year of his career). Productive special teams performer. Has shown toughness in dealing with injuries over his career, including playing much of the 2009 season with a broken right wrist and led the SEC in tackles a year later after beaking his left hand... Matured into a team leader as a senior.
Negatives: Inflated statistics due to scheme. Possesses a lean, safety-like build and despite weighing in at 237 pounds at the Combine played closer to 225 throughout much of his career. Prefers to run around blocks rather than physically take them on, too often making the bulk of his tackles by chasing down ball-carriers downfield. Takes an awful lot of mis-steps for a player with his production. Appears to lack the straight-line speed, balance or instints to make the conversion to safety and, frankly, struggles in this area as a linebacker. Choppy in his drop and shows surprisingly little awareness in coverage.