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Broncos Select Texas A&M Linebacker Von Miller

Posted Apr 28, 2011

With the second overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Broncos have selected Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- With the second overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Broncos bolstered their front seven, selecting Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller.

The winner of the 2010 Butkus Award, presented to the nation's top linebacker, stood out to Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway and the rest of the Broncos personnel department.

"Von, he's a guy that when you turn on the film you don't even have to know what number he is -- that's how dynamic he is," Elway said last week. "He's a guy that's all over the field. His production has been unbelievable to have 17 sacks his junior year and 10.5 sacks last year even though he was a little banged up last year."

In his career, Miller accumulated 182 tackles, 50.5 tackles for loss, 33 sacks, 10 forced fumbles and an interception.

The 6-foot-3, 246-pound outside linebacker led the Big 12 Conference in sacks for the second straight year as a senior and earned All-Big 12 honors and All-America honors for the second consecutive year as well.

At the NFL Scouting Combine, Miller said he couldn't wait to help whichever team drafted him.

“First and foremost, I’m going to be a great teammate," Miller said. "I’m a team guy. That’s how I play football. That’s how we were able to win the games that we won at Texas A&M. We didn’t have all the talent in the world, but we had a great team. We had great chemistry in the locker room. I’ll be a rookie, whatever those guys want me to do, I’ll be happy to do it. Just find my way, find my role. Whatever it takes to get on the field, that’s what I’ll do.”

Miller, who said his greatest attribute is his speed and ability to rush the quarterback, hopes to model his game after the likes of Green Bay's Clay Matthews, Jr., and Dallas' DeMarcus Ware.

"I just try to be the best player I can be," he said. "I really can’t be any of those great players, but Clay Matthews, his fanatical effort to the ball and all of that stuff, I try to introduce that into my game. I can never ever play like Clay Matthews but the way he attacks the ball, his relentless effort to the football, I can do that, though.”

Some have said Miller, a defensive captain for the Aggies, projects best to the NFL as a 3-4 linebacker, but the newest Bronco doesn't see it that way as he prepares to join Head Coach John Fox's 4-3 defense.

"I want to be the best defensive player in this year’s draft," Miller said at the combine. "That may be in a 3-4, a 4-3, a 5-2 -- I just want to play football and get on the field.”

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