Good future for AFC West pass-rushers

June, 25, 2012
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In an Insider piece, Insider Matt Williamson expects Von Miller to be one of the best pass-rushers in the NFL in the 2015 season.

Williamson projects Miller as the third best, behind Aldon Smith and Jason Pierre-Paul. Miller was the NFL defensive rookie of the year last season. Miller, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2011 draft, finished with 11.5 sacks.

I can’t disagree with Williamson on this call. Well, perhaps I can. I wouldn’t be surprised if Miller is the best overall pass-rusher in the NFL in three seasons, I think the sky is the limit for this explosive player.

Williamson believes Kansas City’s Tamba Hali will be the 14th best pass-rusher in 2015 and gives honorable mention nods to Kansas City’s Justin Houston, Oakland’s Lamarr Houston and San Diego rookie Melvin Ingram.

There is no doubt this is an exciting time in the AFC West for young pass-rushers.

In other AFC West news:

The Denver Post reports the Broncos never offered LaDainian Tomlinson a contract, but his agent did call the team. Tomlinson mentioned he considered signing with the Broncos before retiring as a Charger.

— Undrafted rookie receiver Josh Bellamy was a standout at the Chiefs’ offseason program.

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ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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