Cleveland Browns: Will Von Miller Workout Tempt Browns To Move Up in NFL Draft?

Brian MurtaughAnalyst IMarch 15, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 28: Von Miller of Texas A&M works out during the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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The Cleveland Browns will reportedly work out Von Miller in the coming weeks as the team prepares for the NFL Draft on April 28th.

Miller is scheduled to meet with many teams within the Top 10 picks, but few mock draft experts expect him to drop out of the Top 5. Arizona and Denver seem fit as likely destinations for the former Texas A&M star, but there is slight speculation that he could drop as far as sixth or a team may move up to acquire him.

Cleveland takes on the role of a much larger player in Von Miller's situation than many fans currently realize. The Browns' defense is in a state of limbo as the team is taking steps towards a complete shift to a 4-3 defense and looking to acquire pieces that can make the organization better as a whole.

The Browns are also weak at the linebacker position as Matt Roth is not likely to resign during the off season, and D'Qwell Jackson has been sidelined the last two seasons due to injury.

Cleveland has a chance to move up to obtain Miller, but it would cost them dearly and possibly hurt their chances of acquiring a quality receiver during the second and third rounds.

It is not likely that the Browns will trade draft picks to move up to Miller, but it could be a strange situation if the linebacker would happen to fall to Cleveland at No. 6.

The Browns have spoken much about bolstering the defensive line and receiving corps, but it was previously believed that Miller would have no chance to fall past the fifth slot.

In college, Miller recorded 10 sacks in his senior season and had an amazing showing at the Senior Bowl as he was an obvious disruptive force.

Cleveland fans will be paying close attention to the stocks of players like Cam Newton and Da'Quan Bowers over the coming weeks as players moving up could cause some quality talent to fall right into the Browns' lap.

Arizona is currently projected to take Miller in many drafts, but with recent talks of Robert Quinn and Cam Newton, the speculation has officially heated up.


Brian Murtaugh is a Cleveland Browns Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report as well as the columnist for Browns Central .