Broncos seeking creative ways to pressure QBs

Rookie Elvis Dumervil, an undersized speed-rushing defensive end, will line up at tackle in nickel situations for the Broncos this season.

Originally Published: July 7, 2006
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com
Despite notching 30 sacks in the final two seasons of his career at the University of Louisville, and establishing a Division I-A record with 11 forced fumbles in 2005, Elvis Dumervil spiraled into the fourth round of this year's draft before the Denver Broncos tossed the defensive end a life preserver after 125 names had been called.

The primary reasons for the tumble: Dumervil's size -- or, more aptly, the lack thereof (5 feet 11 3/8, 257 pounds) -- and a pedestrian 40-yard time nearly into the 4.6s.