Von Miller Scouting Report

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Von Miller Scouting Report

Position: OLB
Conference: SEC
School: Texas A&M Aggies
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #40
Height & Weight: 6'3 - 243 lbs.
Drafted 1.2 in 2011 by DEN

2011 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.53
Bench press21
Vertical jump37.0
Broad jump10'6
Three-cone drill6.70
20-yard shuttle4.06
60-yard shuttle11.15

2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M

Von Miller was not a full-time starter until his junior season in 2009, but he showed plenty of potential as a pass rushing outside linebacker as an underclassman. As a true freshman in 2007 he was named to a few Freshman All-Big 12 teams after recording 22 tackles, 2.0 sacks and 4.0 tackles-for-loss. A year later he earned four starts and led the team with 3.5 sacks and added 44 tackles and 7.5 tackles-for-loss.

However, it was in 2009 when Miller really came into his own and his All-Big 12 First-Team accolades are well deserved. During the regular season, he totaled an impressive 21.0 tackles-for-loss and 17.0 sacks. On a defense that often struggled against superior Big 12 South opponents, those are some impressive numbers. But Miller is more than simply a pass rusher, he also broke up five passes during his junior campaign. Miller needed to return to school for his senior season to prove to scouts that he was not a one year wonder. Ten games into his senior campaign, Miller has done just that. He has not put up nearly the same numbers as he did a year ago, but he has performed just as well week in and week out.

At 6-3 and 240 pounds, Miller needs to find the right system in the NFL. He played in a 3-4 defense at Texas A&M and NFL teams that play a 3-4 will like the fact that he has experience in that system, especially since few teams in college football play a 3-4. That should make him a solid first or second round selection.

3/25 Update: Miller had a superb showing at the NFL combine and worked his way into top ten consideration. He cemented that status by having an even better day at Texas A&M's pro day. His athleticism and potential are through the roof and NFL teams have started drooling over those skills. Miller may not last until the seventh or eighth pick, but if he does, he will likely be taken by the 49ers or Titans.

Last Updated Mar-25-2011 by Joel Welser

2 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 1st Round

Dallas is perfect for Miller. With Ware and Miller the Cowboys pass rush would be intense.

Posted by:
mwood17 01/15/11 10:30 AM
Prediction: 4th Round

Let's face it; he's an elite tackler, but not as good as prospects like Herzlich. Round 4, San Diego, done.

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BleepBlopBloopBlop 01/30/11 07:24 PM