With the season drawing closer, the Denver Broncos defense keeps getting stronger and stronger.
Most Broncos fans are celebrating the fact that Von Miller appears ready to sign his extension, but another bit of good news also crossed the wire today. Rookie defensive lineman Adam Gotsis is getting healthy and the team says he’s on track to hit the field during training camp.
“I feel like, come training camp, it might be a couple days before they throw me in there with full-contact type stuff,” Gotsis said, “but I’m feeling really good. I’m feeling real confident and ready to get back out there with the team.”
Gotsis was born in Melbourne, Australia. He spent his youth playing Australian rules football, before switching to the American game in his early teens.
He spent his youth playing Australian rules football, before switching to the American game in his early teens.
The Georgia Tech product was scooped up by the Broncos with the final pick in the second round of this year’s NFL Draft. He had registered 110 tackles and 12.5 sacks during his four-year tenure with the Yellow Jackets.
During his senior year, Gotsis suffered a knee injury that limited his ability to audition for NFL teams. Still, Denver’s front office saw something special.
“He really was playing at a high level, and being the leader of the defense and all that,” said coach GT coach Paul Johnson at the time. “I’m more disappointed for him than anything, but he’s got a great attitude. He’s going to bounce back.”
Gotsis hopes that his injury will be a mere footnote in a long career.
“You can’t describe that feeling, [of having] something like that taken from you,” Gotsis said. “Now it’s like you’ve worked so hard to get back to where you were – it’s a big time thing. I’m just ready to get back out there and compete and do all I can do.”