Texas A&M LB Von Miller is widely projected as a top 10 pick. After a solid pro day earlier this week, he may have even solidified himself as a top five pick. But there’s a team in the top 10 he’d prefer to play for.
In fact he said on a local radio station in Dallas that he was disappointed that he didn’t have a personal interview with the Cowboys who hold the ninth overall pick.
“I was kind of bummed out that I didn’t get an interview from the Cowboys,” Miller told 103.3 KESN. “I kind of hovered around their suite, and whenever they got free time in between college guys, guys they were meeting with, I’d kind of go in there and kind of talk to the scouts and try to pull Coach Garrett aside and Coach Ryan and see if I could get a little session with them, a two-minute thing where I could talk to them. I was trying my hardest to meet with all those guys, but they told me they have like a hometown [day].”
The Cowboys do have a local day where they do meet with prospects from a lot of the Texas schools that are in close proximity to them with pre-draft visits.
Miller wasn’t shy about labeling himself a big Cowboys fan growing up.
“I always saw myself with a blue star on the side of my helmet,” Miller said. “Growing up in Dallas, all my life I’ve never ever lived anywhere else. So of course I’m a big Cowboys fan. We’ve got a Ring of Honor just in our game room at home.”
While Miller’s allegiance is understandable being a Dallas native, but to express hope that you’re a future Dallas Cowboy doesn’t exactly endear you to the 31 other NFL clubs that are considering you as a draft choice.
Tags: 2011 NFL draft, Von Miller
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