ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay has released the fourth version of his mock draft and he goes three rounds deep. He’s got an outside linebacker going to Buffalo third overall followed by a QB in round 2 and a TE in round 3.
After he predicts Cam Newton going to Carolina first, and Marcell Dareus to Denver second, McShay, like several mock prognosticators has Von Miller going to Buffalo at third overall. Here’s his reasoning for the pick.
The Bills’ most significant need is at left offensive tackle but there is not one on the board worth this pick and, although Gabbert would eventually provide a major upgrade at quarterback, Miller would be an immediate boost for a 3-4 defense that is in dire need of pass rushers. Former first-round pick Aaron Maybin has not realized his enormous potential and Miller is a plug-and-play impact rusher who could help fill the void by quickly becoming a double-digit sack man.
Tags: 2011 NFL draft, Christian Ponder, Lance Kendricks, Von Miller
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