Sunday, April 10, 2011
Linebacker Von Miller to visit Cleveland
By James Walker
The Cleveland Browns will host former Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller on Monday and Tuesday.
Miller is the top linebacker available in this year's draft and a target for several teams in the top 10. Miller recorded 68 tackles and 11 sacks for the Aggies last season. He also recorded 43 tackles and 17 sacks in 2009.
Here was ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper's assessment of Miller in last week's conference call:
"He led the nation in sacks two years ago and would have this year had he not had the ankle injury early on. Then you think about leverage coming off the edge. The kid gets like a motorcycle driver coming around the corner. You wonder how some of those guys can stay on the bike on motocross and this guy is the same way. He comes around that edge and I don't even know how he stays on his feet. He gets this tremendous leverage on those big tackles and they just can't handle him."
Cleveland, which holds the No. 6 pick, needs help with its front seven and will switch to a 4-3 defense this season under rookie head coach Pat Shurmur. The Browns were ranked No. 22 in total defense in 2010.