The safest pick in the 2011 NFL Draft is none other than Von Miller out of Texas A&M.
Miller has everything you could ask from a linebacker: Speed, strength and great instincts.
Miller ran a 4.42 40-yard dash at the NFL Draft Combine, so you know he has the speed. He bench-pressed 215 lbs. 21 times and showed a broad jump of 126 inches, so you know he has the strength. And if you want to know about his instincts, watch the video posted, that will show you all you need to know.
Sure, you can thumb your way through the pages and pages of numbers and stats on Miller, but until you actually watch him, you can't get an appreciation for how talented he is.
As the only true elite outside linebacker in this draft, that makes him a hot commodity. To raise his stock even more, Miller is very intellectual and articulate. A lot of defensive players get the rep of being slower or dumb—not this kid.
Miller is one of those rare players that can come in on defense and contribute immediately. As a great pass rusher and pass defender, Miller is a brilliant specimen at the outside linebacker position.
That's why he's earned my pick as the safest choice in the 2011 NFL Draft.