Von Miller scouting report

Von Miller OLB Texas A&M
Ht: 6’3″

Wt: 237

Strengths:
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.
Weaknesses:
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.
Comments:
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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