Joe Thomas may not have given up a sack against Von Miller during their two games against one another, but the 10-time Pro Bowler knows plenty well just how good Miller is.
Now retired, Thomas is an NFL analyst, and in his ranking of the top 10 edge rushers entering the 2020 season, the former Brown makes sure not to leave Miller out.
"Despite having just eight sacks, Miller did rank seventh in the NFL with 77 total pressures, according to Pro Football Focus, further supporting his place on my list," Thomas wrote. "I believe Miller still has the ability to be the DPOY as an edge rusher who consistently beats linemen off the snap, jumps the count, ducks underneath and uses his spin move to work back to the inside to get to the quarterback. When he gets in a groove, there's no stopping him."
As someone who thinks Miller is ripe for a bounce-back season after an eventful and productive offseason, I too think Miller's spot on this list is justified, obviously. More than that, I wonder if we could look back on this (as well as plenty of other recent rankings) and think Miller has been a bit underestimated.
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