Von Miller - Texas A&M; (HT: 6-3 - WT: 235) Combine 40: N/A - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 2 of 30
Positives: Extremely disruptive pass rusher, is great at collapsing the pocket and forcing quarterbacks to step up into quickly closing space and make bad decisions... Has a high motor, is asked to blitz constantly and does not stop pursuing the quarterback until the ball is downfield... Can deliver crushing blows to opposing quarterback if he takes the right angle, tackles through opponents and does not stop at first contact... Very good at wrap-up tackling, begins many tackles at hip level and then maintains force while wrapping legs of ball carrier... Incredible production, had 27 sacks in the last two seasons... Durability has never been questioned, has never dealt with any serious injuries or missed substantial playing time... High-potential player in the NFL if in the right system and in the right role... Similar to Elvis Dumervil in skill set, can line up in many different fronts as a positional pass rusher... Has shown very good speed for his size... May take some time to develop in the NFL, but has a lot of upside and will always find playing time because of intensity and high motor.
Negatives: Often blitzes much too deep off the end, which allows blockers to push him away from the interior of the pocket with relative ease... Needs to develop quicker change-of-direction pass-rushing moves, tends to take a straight line to the quarterback and end up away from the play... Is purely a pass rusher, does not have the bulk or instincts to change directions and get to the ball carrier on draw and counter plays... Looks like a liability at times, can take himself completely out of big plays by not utilizing multiple pass-rushing techniques... Can get sucked up in the line when rushing inside, does not have the upper-body strength or powerful punch to shed larger blockers at the line... Is simply not an every-down linebacker, does not possess the ability to run with tight ends and running backs in coverage... Is not consistent defending the run, gets out of position easily and often loses track of ball carrier... Not a unique athlete, takes a while to accelerate to top speed.
(January 17, GBNReport.com) --
Auburn has announced that junior WR Darvin Adams has applied to the NFL to enter the 2011 draft. Adams led the Tigers in receiving this past season
when he had 52 catches for almost a 1,000 yards and seven TDs.
Underclassmen had until Saturday�s deadline to apply for early entry to the draft, but names are still dribbling out as no one is obliged to actually make an announcement at that time.