Gabe Miller Is The Kansas City Chiefs Second Pick Of The Fifth Round Of The 2011 NFL Draft

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With their second pick of the fifth round and the No. 140 pick overall, the Kansas City Chiefs have chosen Oregon State DE Gabe Miller. The 6'3", 250 pound senior is the 26th best defensive end according to NFL Draft Scout.

Miller was a co-team captain in 2010 for the Oregon State Beavers.  Wes Bunting said of Miller:
An undersized defensive end prospect who displays decent thickness through his lower half and loves to play to the whistle. Works hard in pursuit. However, isn't real rangy when asked to close from the backside and lacks a great initial burst in all areas of the game. Uses his hands decently to fight his way off blocks, but struggles to anchor on contact.

Impression: A hard-working player but lacks the size/power to hold up with his hand on the ground and isn't the kind of explosion athlete needed to be considered as a nickel rusher or 3-4 OLB prospect.

We'll have much more on Miller as the day goes on. He sounds more developmental than our other picks, unless the Chiefs have him playing another position. Also, you can thank Detroit for this pick. The Chiefs got this pick from the Lions as part of their tampering settlement. 

The Kansas City Chiefs' draft picks so far in the 2011 NFL draft are WR Jonathan Baldwin, C Rodney Hudson, LB Justin Houston, DE Allen Bailey, CB Jalil Brown, QB Ricky Stanzi and now DE Gabe Miller. The Chiefs next picks are:

  • Round 6, Pick 34 (199) (Compensatory Selection)
  • Round 7, Pick 20 (223)

What a flurry of activity. Quick thoughts on the pick?

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