Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Kiper calls Buffalo ideal spot for Von Miller
By Tim Graham
A day after ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper called the Buffalo Bills a perfect fit for Auburn quarterback Cam Newton with the third overall draft choice, Kiper switched to the defensive side and said the same thing about Texas A&M outside linebacker Von Miller.
Kiper broke down the top defensive prospects in this year's draft class by projecting where they would be ideal fits instead of predicting where they will be drafted in the order.
Kiper said the Bills need a pass-rusher because 2009 first-round pick Aaron Maybin hasn't worked out.
"They thought he would be that attacker off the edge," Kiper said of Maybin. "Now you've got to get that player in that 3-4 scheme. Von Miller led the nation in sacks two years ago. An ankle injury early on this year prevented that from happening [again].
"For the Buffalo Bills, yeah, they could look at quarterback. But they like Ryan Fitzpatrick a lot. That's why they could go defense in Von Miller."