Happy Saturday! While we’re reviewing Denver’s 90-man roster, here’s a quick look at 6’4”/280-lb defensive end Deyon Sizer.
Background & Highlights
After graduating from Eaglecrest High School, Sizer became a CSU - Pueblo Thunderwolf, during which he saw a national championship win and played for four seasons (2014, ‘16, ‘17, and ‘18) as a defensive end.
Over his college career, he played 41 games, made 138 tackles, a fumble recovery, and ten sacks.
Sizer was the Don Hansen All-Super Region Four Third Team, All-RMAC First Team, and All-NFFCC Second Team in 2017. Started all twelve games as a nose tackle, finishing the season with 59 tackles and 7.5 tackles for loss.
In 2018, he acquired All-RMACFirst Team Defense, All-NFFCCFirst Team Defense, and Preseason All-RMAC. Started all thirteen games.
Sizer signed with the Broncos as a UDFA in May 2019. He was waived and re-signed twice in that year, eventually making it onto the practice squad before landing on the active roster in December.
He was waived again April of 2020 then re-signed to their practice squad that September. In January of this year he signed a reserve/future contract with Denver.
The fact that Deyon was signed on for a reserve/future contract is a good sign that he’s liable to make some noise this year. He’s an eager player and puts in the work.
Deyon’s also a Colorado native and playing for his home state adds a new dimension to his passion. Prior to signing with them (which happened because of a tryout during minicamp in 2019), he said he used to come watch them practice. In short, he just has a lot of love for the game and the team. He also seems teachable and can learn from some of the more experienced linemen, such as Shelby Harris, Dre’Mont Jones, and Mike Purcell.
Put simply, he just hasn’t really played a lot. He’s not in the top #4 of Denver’s DE talent and he’s been on the practice squad for the most of his 2019 and 2020 seasons (with the exception of one game in 2019). That said, he will get the opportunity to showcase his skills in the upcoming training camp.
Sizer has potential. I wouldn’t say he’s going to be on the active roster this year, but he could make it to some preseason action. He has a lot of room for growth and seems really happy to be playing in Denver, so I’m looking forward to watching the strides he makes this year.
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