With the fifth pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals select…Von Miller, linebacker, Texas A&M.
“It would be a blessing to go out to Arizona and play for you guys,” Miller told Sports 620 KTAR’s Gambo and Ash Tuesday.
Miller, projected by many to be Arizona’s choice in April, is a pass rush specialist who tallied 33 sacks in his four-year college career, 28 of which came during his junior and senior seasons. His addition could help a Cardinals team that had just 33 sacks last season, good enough for 18th in the NFL.
In the NFL, Miller will be expected to not only rush the quarterback, but drop back in coverage, too. Though he will be a first rounder because of his ability to get to the QB, the 22-year-old says he has the ability to be a well-rounded linebacker.
“I feel comfortable in my skill that I can get it done,” he said.