NEW YORK — John Fox kept it fairly simple for his first draft as coach of the Broncos.
He is a defensive-minded coach who has always believed that success begins with a strong pass rush.
Fox got the best pass rusher in the 2011 NFL Draft when he used the second overall choice on LB Von Miller.
And Miller’s game is based mostly on the ability to generate outside pressure with tremendous speed.
Don’t expect him to be much of a force against the run. Don’t ask him to do a whole lot in pass coverage. In short, don’t think the Broncos have gotten themselves a very complete linebacker.
What they have is someone who will be able to put some heat on Philip Rivers and Matt Cassel and Jason Campbell. In the AFC West, you had better have some answers for teams — especially the Chargers — who will frequently try and beat you through the air.
Miller has that sort of talent. Now, it is up to Fox to make sure he is able to have enough defenders around him who can hold up against the run and in coverage.
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