The first two picks of the 2011 NFL Draft are in, and a Texas A&M graduate has already seen his name called, OLB/DE Vin Miller who was selected as the No. 2 overall pick by the Denver Broncos. There are some questions about why a 3-4 pass rushing linebacker like Miller would be taken by the Broncos who run a 4-3 defense. But the transition to a 3-4 is already being made by the Broncos, so it’s only a matter of time before Miller’s unique skill set will be maximized in a revamped Broncos defensive system.
By going No. 2 in the ’11 Draft, Miller joins Quentin Coryatt as the only Texas A&M products to be taken that high. Coryatt, selected second by the Indianapolis Colts in the 1992 Draft, went on to have a solid but hardly spectacular NFL career for his high draft status. Coryatt played six years in Indy before finishing his career after a lone season with the Dallas Cowboys, finishing with 8.5 sacks and over 520 tackles.
Stay tuned for more updates about the first round of this year’s draft as we wait to see who the Houston Texans select at No. 11.