Gabe Miller to Kansas City Chiefs: 2011 NFL Draft Scouting Report

Thomas EmerickSenior WriterApril 30, 2011

Gabe Miller joins Justin Houston and Allen Bailey as players who can attack off the edge for the Kansas City Chiefs at pick No. 140. The Oregon State defensive end possesses fantastic burst and straight-line speed at the position,  and recorded the fastest 10-yard dash on his team during the spring before his senior season.

Unfortunately there are no videos devoted solely to him as of NFL draft day three, but he can be found (No. 99) above tearing through offensive lines next to 2010 second-rounder Stephen Paea. Having a defensive tackle like Paea lined up next to him can be viewed as a negative, however. That's a lot of attention taken away from Miller, who earned All Pac-10 Honorable Mention in his senior year.

Miller (6-3, 242 lbs.) has size that would translate better to outside linebacker in the NFL than at end. The Chiefs' 4-3 probably won't the have space or scheme for him to start this year, but Romeo Crennel will likely factor him into many third-and-long packages. He's also impressed at tight end, as elaborated on by RotoWorld.

Miller was shuttled around positions as a Beaver, starting his career at tight end and finishing it at defensive end. Originally a four-star high school recruit as an "athlete," Miller was being worked out by NFL teams at outside linebacker leading up to the draft. Perhaps he's a poor man's Connor Barwin, still developing. The Chiefs are likely moving on from Mike Vrabel, which could be another highly optimistic comparison for Gabe Miller.

Kansas City had just picked at 135, but held the Detroits Lions' 140th overall as a result of tampering charges. A nice player to appear out of thin air, and yet another versatile element for the Chiefs. GM Scott Pioli addressed wide receiver in round one with Jonathan Baldwin, but Chiefs fans probably want a little more help in that area over the final two rounds.

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