INDIANAPOLIS — Truth be told, there’s probably very little that Texas A&M’s Von Miller could have done on the field Monday at Lucas Oil Stadium to dissuade teams from believing he’s not an elite player.
The consensus top outside linebacker available in the April draft and a likely top-10 pick, teams love Miller’s athletic ability, and he put his explosiveness on display during skill testing.
Miller was second among linebackers with a 4.53-second 40-yard dash after weighing in at 246 pounds — 9 heavier than he was at the Senior Bowl last month. He also posted the best broad jump (10 feet, 6 inches), was third overall with a 37-inch vertical jump and displayed impressive change-of-direction ability during position drills.
“This is just a cross-check,” NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said. “There’s nothing he could have done negatively where people would have thought he wasn’t what they thought he was. He had a great day today. I thought he had a phenomenal day, and he’s a top-10 pick.”
Teams will leave the combine thinking the exact same about Miller as when they arrived.