clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

2011 NFL Mock Draft: Mel Kiper's Final Mock Projects Von Miller To Denver Broncos

Are 2011 NFL Mock drafts making any last minute adjustments less than 24 hours until the real thing hits the airwaves? Mel Kiper made an adjustment in his final mock draft (Insider access required) with the Denver Broncos' No. 2 overall pick. While he previously saw Alabama defensive tackle Marcell Dareus going to the Broncos, Kiper now projects Texas A&M linebacker/pass-rusher Von Miller as the selection.

He sees Miller as a player with "dynamic upside" who can help the Broncos go immediately after the opposing quarterback. Teaming him in a defensive scheme with Elvis Dumervil could create matchup havoc for other coordinators. The Broncos struggled to break the 20-sack mark in 2010, finishing with a league-worst 23.

Colorado's top prospects, tackle Nate Solder and cornerback Jimmy Smith, go back-to-back at No. 22-23. The Colts get a young tackle who can protect Peyton Manning as he ages into the sunset, and Smith provides the Eagles with a player who could be a shutdown cornerback.

The first round of the 2011 NFL Draft starts at 8 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, April 28th and SB Nation has everything you need to prepare for it - NFL mock drafts, draft projections, scouting reports, the full NFL draft schedule and more. Check it all out at our 2011 NFL Draft Hub and our NFL Draft blog Mocking the Draft. Visit Mile High Report for more on the Broncos.