Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Miller rises on big board, will Denver agree?
By Bill Williamson
According to Mel Kiper’s big board, the Denver Broncos will get their choice of top defensive players available at No. 2.
Kiper’s latest big board, which is an Insider piece on ESPN.com, continues to feature LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson at No. 1. The big move was by Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller. He is now No. 2. He was previously No. 4.
The first four players are all defensive players. Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley is No. 3. Alabama defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is ranked No. 4.
The Broncos badly need defense and all four of these players would fit. There has been a growing consensus that Miller could move up all the way to No. 2 and be drafted by Denver. Miller’s promotion on Kiper’s big board won’t quiet those projections.