Broncos DE Derek Wolfe: Domata Peko’s leadership has been huge boost

Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe and nose tackle Domata Peko are key cogs in the Broncos’ dominant run defense.

It is the top unit in the league, after a subpar performance in 2016. Wolfe said that Peko’s veteran presence has been a huge boost.

“He brings a level of leadership that you can’t really describe,” Wolfe said, via Broncos Wire’s Jon Heath. “Twelve years in the NFL, he’s seen it all. He’s dealt with a lot of different things. He’s been with one team for a long time.”

Peko played 11 seasons for the Cincinnati Bengals. During that time he only missed five games, all during the 2009 season, and started from 2007-16.

The Broncos signed him during the offseason along with drafting defensive end DeMarcus Walker to help bolster their run defense. Through four games in 2017, the league-leading unit has shut down Ezekiel Elliott, LeSean McCoy, Melvin Gordon and Marshawn Lynch.

Peko’s numbers aren’t outstanding, only 5 tackles on the season, but his presence has made a big difference. The Broncos are one of the stronger teams in the NFL, and this season their defense has no weaknesses.

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