2011 NFL Mock Draft: Denver Broncos Select Von Miller

Rd. # Player Pos. College
1 2 Von Miller
LB
Texas A&M
General Manager: CapitolLions

With the second pick of the 2011 Pride of Detroit Community Mock Draft, the Denver Broncos select Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller.

Here is CapitolLions' reasoning for the pick:

Switching to the 4-3 this year, John Fox is looking for an athletic LB to replace Elvis Dumervil and Robert Ayers, who will both be moved to DE. Miller may struggle in run support at the start, but he will rely on his athleticism and closing speed to make up for his decision making, which should improve quickly. He will over-pursue at times, but can run players down from the back side.

One of the more athletically gifted LBs to come along in a while, Miller may end up with his hands in the dirt for nickel or hybrid situations, giving Denver three lights out pass rushers. Some of us in the front office considered Nick Fairly or Marcell Dareus here, but seeing as Denver has two picks in the second round, we should be able to pick up Corey Liuget, Stephen Paea, Muhammad Wilkerson or Marvin Austin ... maybe even two of those four.

--

Check out the 2011 Pride of Detroit Community Mock Draft tracker for a look at all of the picks.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Pride Of Detroit

You must be a member of Pride Of Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pride Of Detroit. You should read them.

Join Pride Of Detroit

You must be a member of Pride Of Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pride Of Detroit. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker