Thursday, May 16, 2013

Denver's Von Miller Drawing High Praise

(Screengrab courtesy of NBC)
Thursday appeared to be Praise Von Miller Day.

Miller is a third-year outside linebacker coming off an 18.5-sack season with the Denver Broncos.  Entering 2013, he is widely considered one of the top defenders in the NFL.

On Thursday, profiled Miller as a pass rusher, giving him a +52.9 grade against the pass.  According to PFF's numbers, Miller totaled 92 total QB pressures last season, an astounding number.

The profile listed Miller's greatest strength as rushing inside.  As for his weakness, he has "none," according to PFF.

It's no surprise then that Miller was also ranked as the Top Player Under 25 by  Players under 25 ranked lower than Miller included J.J. Watt, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck, A.J. Green and Patrick Peterson.

Miller, 24, is entering the third year of the four-year, $21 million deal he signed with Denver as a rookie.  The Broncos would be wise to extend his contract before it expires in 2015.