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Broncos' Miller heaps praise on Melvin Ingram

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller is having another go at scouting this year's NFL draft.

The first time around, his report on quarterback Robert Griffin III didn't exactly glow. Miller played against RG3 while at Texas A&M and said, "He can run and throw, but I wouldn't put him in that same class as (Michael) Vick, Cam (Newton) or (Josh) Freeman."

Sorry -- Josh Freeman?

Miller's take on South Carolina's Melvin Ingram is a different story. Ingram comes with one big question: Is he a defensive end or outside linebacker? After training with Ingram in Florida, Miller believes it's a nonissue. The kid can rush the passer.

"Every player in the draft has their knocks. His just happens to be ... where do you play him? In my opinion, he can play both (positions). He can play almost anywhere," Miller told The Denver Post on Friday.

"I mean, I didn't have elite size at all, and Melvin, he's a lot bigger than me. I think he can play linebacker, inside or outside. I think he can play defensive end, he can rush in the middle sometimes, kind of like a hybrid, I think he can do some of the things I did last year, maybe more."

"Maybe more" is a scary thought after what Miller accomplished as a rookie last season.

Ingram is steadily rising in mocks. Among the NFL Network crew, Chad Reuter currently has Ingram going No. 12 to the Seattle Seahawks. Charley Casserly and Charles Davis have him landing with the Jacksonville Jaguars at No. 7. How Ingram will be used remains to be seen, but teams don't appear scared off in the least.

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