Tuszka “Excited” to Learn From Bronco’s Miller and Chubb
After being drafted by Denver on Saturday, Tuszka joins Von Miller & Bradley Chubb in defensive end
FARGO. N.D. — Former FCS All-American for North Dakota State football, Derrek Tuszka, has a new job title: Defensive end for the Denver Broncos, who used the final pick of their draft on Saturday to pick Tuszka creating some depth at the edge rusher position for the defense.
Tuszka will fit right in as a player whose proven he can get to the quarterback with 29.5 sacks his senior season.
Tuszka joins a defensive-minded head coach in Vic Fangio and gets to learn from two of the best rushers in the game when OTA’s start, that being seven time All-Pro Von Miller and 2018 All-Rookie team member Bradley Chubb.
Two players Tuszka has already started conversations with.
“I actually got a text shortly after the draft kind of saying congratulations and welcome aboard,” Tuszka said. “That was a pretty special text for me because I would watch both of those two and try to incorporate a little bit of their game into my own. Von Miller has been playing for a number of years, just learning how to take care of your body and what it takes to play a long time in the NFL.
Tuszka joins the 12th best defense from last season in Denver.