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Von Miller (LB)
  • Height:
    6'3"
  • Weight:
    246 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    33 1/2 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 1/4 in.
  • College:
    Texas A&M
  • Conference:
    SEC
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Selected by: Denver Broncos
Round: 1
Pick (Overall): 2 (2)

Pick Analysis: The Broncos surprisingly select Von Miller with the second overall pick. Though most expected the team to fortify the interior of their defensive line, the decision to add the best pass rusher in the draft speaks volumes about the importance of getting after the quarterback. Miller gives them a dynamic playmaker with a versatile skill set to impact the passing game off the edge.
Combine Stats
  • Bench Press21.0 reps
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Overview

Miller was the Butkus Award winner as the nation's top linebacker, and it seems like his game will translate very well to the next level. He is a great athlete that has prototypical size and very good instincts for the linebacker position. He is at his best as a pass rusher in a 3-4 defense, as he is explosive and strong with an arsenal of pass rushing moves. He may lack the size to consistently anchor against the run, but he flashes the ability to disengage from blockers and is an underrated run stopper. Overall, Miller is an excellent prospect that could get drafted in the top 10.


Strengths

Miller has prototypical size and can flat out run. Explosive first step and closing burst makes him a terror as an edge rusher. Reads quickly, fills fast and delivers violent shots in the running game. Sound tackler that breaks down the ball carrier in the open field and consistently wraps. Hard working kid that shows a relentless motor.

Weaknesses

Does not have a thick lower half and at times will struggle to disengage from bigger offensive tackles in the running game. Takes poor angles at times in run support. Lacks the experience in man coverage and will not be able to cover more athletic tight ends.

Grade

8.6

 

Video Playlist

  1. 2011 Draft Profile - LB Von Miller, Texas A&M

    Published: April 8, 2011 at 12:56 p.m.

    A look at draft prospect Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller.

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    Published: April 28, 2011 at 08:28 p.m.

    The Broncos select Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller second overall in the 2011 NFL Draft.

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