|National Football League Draft Profile|
|Von Miller |
|Selection||2 (2 overall)|
|School||Texas A&M |
|High School||DeSoto (DeSoto, Texas)|
|2010 Consensus All-American...2010 Butkus Award winner and a finalist for the Hendricks Award...2009 First Team All-America selection by The Sporting News and Sports Illustrated...2009 unanimous First Team-All Big 12 honoree...2007 Freshman All-Big 12 Team...Led the nation in sacks in 2009 (17) and was fifth in TFLs (1.75 per game)...Returned for senior season in 2010 and recorded a Big 12-leading 10.5 sacks, despite suffering an ankle injury on the first series of the season...Dynamic pass rusher...Plays out of "joker" slot, a stand-up, edge rushing position...Incredibly quick around the corner...Able to penetrate inside gaps...Upper echelon closing speed with ability to power into the quarterback...Average strength when engaged by blockers...Somewhat one-dimensional...Must improve run and pass defense instincts...Continuous edge rushing opens inside running lanes for opponents...Athletic enough to blanket backs and tight ends, but must refine overall coverage skills...Explosive tackler...Skill set is rather specified at the moment, but upside and the value of 3-4 pass rushers at the next level should result in a high draft slot.|
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