Broncos second round draft choice DeMarcus Walker spoke to the Denver Broncos Quarterback Club tonight at Blake Street Tavern in downtown Denver. DeMarcus is a very impressive young man! Though he hasn't seen much playing time this year, by his comments I got the impression that he will be a force in the Broncos defense in the future. Here is a summary of some of his comments:
I am thankful to bronco country. The broncos are a great team to be a part of. I love being a Denver Bronco.
I had never been outside of florida before coming to Denver. I love it here. Denver helped me grow as a person. It took me awhile to get used to the altitude. It was initially a struggle. During my vacation I came here to train so I could get used to the altitude.
I model my game after von miller - he’s the best ever. He’s teaching me stuff - I’m just waiting my time to be put into games. Before the preseason game vs San Francisco the defensive linemen went to a local park to relax during our free time. Von shows up with his personal trainer and asked “want to work out with me?” Von has an incredible work ethic. I want to be better than Von.
How does pro football compare to your college career at Florida State? The speed of the game is the same. The devil is in the details. I have to pay attention to the details much more in the pros.
What position do you like to play? I like playing on the edge where I can use my quickness.
Did the Broncos show interest in you before the draft? I had no clue the broncos would draft me. I ran into Bill Kollar (broncos dl coach) at the combine and he asked, “can you play a 4 technique?” I said yes and that was it - he walked away.
Have you adjusted to the cold? Nike takes good care of us - they have a double layer glove that is very warm. But cold is all in your mind - I don’t care how cold it is when I play.
I’m waiting my opportunity. I’m putting in the work. Just Von is ahead of me.
After his talk DeMarcus signed autographs and took pictures with the Bronco QB club members in attendance. My impression of DeMarcus certainly changed this night. I think he can be next year's Adam Gotsis - a rookie who didn't play much in his first year who will become an integral part of the Broncos defense in his second year.