Denver Broncos 2011 Picks
  • What he brings 

    Miller is the best edge rusher in this class. He has elite burst to turn the corner and impressive flexibility to bend back inside, and he closes on the quarterback in a flash. Miller has active hands to keep blockers off his frame, he can set blockers up inside and counter inside. He has some trouble against the run at times, but he has the toughness and upper-body strength to set the edge against tight ends. He also has the versatility to drop into coverage or rush from a two- or three-point stance, and he showed at the Senior Bowl that he is athletic enough to hold up in space.

    Video analysis 

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    How he fits 

    Fixing the defense is the top priority for John Elway and the Broncos were last in sacks a year ago with only 23. What is interesting is that they are making the transition from the 4-3 to the 3-4 and now have two undersized pass-rushers in Elvis Dumervil and Miller. Look for Miller to play OLB on first and second down because he can drop into coverage, but his best attribute may be in the Broncos' nickel package as an upfield rusher off the edge. Much like the New York Giants, this gives them some interesting versatility in their up front pass rush.