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Monday, February 28, 2011
Is Von Miller racing up to No. 2 pick?

By Bill Williamson

Von Miller is doing his part to get in the conversation for the No. 2 overall pick by Denver.

There was a lot of chatter in Indianapolis in the past few days that the pass rusher from Texas A&M could force his way into Denver’s debate with a strong combine performance. He might have accomplished it.

Miller ran a stunning 4.46 40-yard dash Monday at his combine workout. He stood out at the Senior Bowl last month, and now he is shining at the combine.

Denver has greater needs on the defensive line and will likely look there, but if Miller keeps impressing, Denver might have to take notice.

Miller is considered a perfect fit for San Diego. But the Chargers have no way of getting him at No. 18. The only way San Diego could get to Miller is through a trade. Now that he ran this fast time, San Diego, which has extra picks in the second and third rounds, will have to go all the way up to No. 5, at least, to hope to get a crack at the fast-rising Miller.