Before the Broncos: Henningsen (6-3, 291 pounds) was a walk-on at Wisconsin and won a starting job right away. In four seasons (37 games) with the Badgers, Henningsen totaled 92 tackles (13.5 behind the line), 8.5 sacks, four pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and two defensive touchdowns. He was a first-team CoSIDA Academic All-America in 2020.
Broncos tenure: Denver picked Henningsen in the sixth round of the 2022 NFL draft and he went on to play in all 17 games as a rookie, recording 21 tackles (two behind the line), one quarterback hit and one sack. He played 229 snaps on defense last year, fifth-most on the defensive line.
Chance to make the 53-man roster: Given his number of snaps last year, Henningsen seems very likely to make the team this summer and he could easily jump into one of the top four spots in the defensive line rotation. Following the departures of Dre’Mont Jones and DeShawn Williams this offseason, Henningsen might even have an opportunity to win a starting job at training camp.