Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Top prospects continue to shine
By Bill Williamson
So far, Denver’s pro day tour has been fruitful.
The Broncos have to be pleased with what they have seen from potential choices at No. 2 overall.
GM Brian Xanders, coach John Fox and VP of football operations John Elway attended Texas A&M’s pro day to watch pass-rushing linebacker Von Miller. He did not disappoint. He reportedly ran a 4.49 40-yard dash, which would have tied the best time for a linebacker at last month’s combine. Miller ran a blazing 4.53 at the combine.
Miller is rising up draft boards. In addition to his speed and overall strong performance at the combine, Miller shined at the Senior Bowl in January. However, here’s one opinion on Miller that is not glowing. No prospect wants to be compared to Vernon Gholston these days.
Still, I’m sure Denver will at least think about taking Miller at No. 2.
Tuesday, Denver's brain trust saw an impressive show by Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley and they are soon going to see Alabama defensive tackle Marcell Dareus. He is looking to follow up a strong combine with a solid pro day.
The Broncos are going to have a tough decision and these prospects are not making it any easier on them.