2011 NFL Mock Draft: Denver Broncos Select LB Von Miller

The SB Nation 2011 NFL mock draft rolls on with our Denver Broncos blog, Mile High Report, making the second overall pick. After contemplating it, MHR has gone with Texas A&M LB Von Miller.

As Mocking the Draft points out, hardly anyone is projecting this. I've seen more folks going with defensive tackle -- Nick Fairley or Marcell Dareus -- than linebacker. In fact, I've probably seen more people picking a quarterback than Miller. That's not to say it's not a good pick. It very well could be. The Broncos defense has needs all over the place and Miler helps fill a need. My question, though, would be whether it's harder to find a defensive tackle or a 

MHR's reasoning:

Miller would instantly inject athleticism onto a team that needs it, and with the Broncos going back to the 4-3 defense, they have need at the position. A group of D.J. Williams, Miller and Mario Haggan (or Wesley Woodyard) would be an upgrade - especially with Elvis Dumervil and Robert Ayers moving back to defensive end.    

At the end of the day, the Broncos need help on defense -- tackle, linebacker and even in the secondary -- so this can't be considered a bad pick. Perhaps there are better options but this isn't a bad one.

For more on the pick, check out Mile High Report and go to Mocking The Draft to see the full analysis of the pick.

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