Von Miller scouting report

Von Miller OLB Texas A&M
Ht: 6’3″

Wt: 237

An elite pass rusher used in multiple roles at Texas A&M. Has experience lining up at defensive end and linebacker. Impressive athlete. Excellent quickness off the snap. Has the speed to make plays in pursuit. Reliable wrap-up tackler who can also deliver a big hit. Well-liked by teammates. Good work ethic. Showed a steady improvement throughout his career.
A ‘tweener that doesn’t have a true position. Too small for defensive end and possibly too small for 3-4 linebacker as well. Very limited experience in coverage; basically just asked to pin his ears back and get after the quarterback. Lacks the strength to consistently shed blocks; once he’s locked up, he’s usually done. Plays full-speed-ahead at all times; makes it easy for offensive linemen to knock him off his path, taking him out of the play. Needs to become more patient and better at anticipating the play.
Miller played the “joker” position at A&M, which is basically a hybrid end/linebacker who is asked to go after the quarterback on nearly every play. As a result, he doesn’t really have any experience at full-time position in the NFL. His skill set is best suited for a 3-4 outside linebacker, but there are legitimate concerns about his size and strength. In the long term he may actually be a better fit in a 4-3 system, but he’ll need some time to develop the skills necessary to excel in that role. He has the raw talent of a 1st-round pick, but he’s more of a developmental prospect than your typical 1st-rounder. – Final Thoughts -
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 1 Comment

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