Originally Posted by bronco militia
Von Miller gets the dreaded Vernon Gholston comparison
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on March 8, 2011, 12:56 PM EST
Could Vernon Gholston become the new Mike Mamula?
In the past, any Combine workout wonder was inevitably compared to Mamula as a cautionary tale. Now it’s possible that any deceptively productive, potentially stiff pass rusher could be compared to Gholston.
“[Miller's] got some Vernon Gholston in him,” former NFL scout Dave Razzano told Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com.
Razzano spent two decades as an NFL Scout. His opinion differs sharply from those who see Miller as one of the safer picks in the draft.
“I’m not a big Von Miller fan,” Razzano said. “In looking at Big-12 tape, he does not have a motor. He doesn’t chase hard. They run at him, and he doesn’t fight off blockers. When he gets sacks, a lot of times he’s not getting blocked. He’s a one-move guy.”
Miller was a fast riser after a huge senior season, but was seen as an inconsistent performer before.
He seemed to win over most skeptics at the Senior Bowl, but clearly some doubters remain.
I'm leery of fast risers also, but in fairness to Miller, he had a bigger junior season than he did last year with 16 1/2 sacks and 21 TFL's. I'd hardly say he's a workout warrior or one year wonder. I'm more interested in how much he did in pass coverage since he seems to have mostly been an edge rusher in college...maybe that's innacurate though, not sure.