Originally Posted by KCStud
Justin Houston, Aldon Smith, Ryan Kerrigan.
Von Miller: 64 tackles, 50 solo, 21 TFL, 11.5 sacks, 4 PDef, 2 FF
Justin Houston: 56 tackles, 46 solo, 10 TFL, 5.5 sacks, 4 PDef, 1 FF
Aldon Smith: 37 tackles, 31 solo, 15 TFL, 14 sacks, 4 PDef, 2 FF
Ryan Kerrigan: 63 tackles, 41 solo, 9 TFL, 7.5 sacks, 4 PDef, 1 Int, 4 FF
The only player here that can challenge Miller as a complete OLB is Kerrigan, and he is 4 sacks behind Miller.
Miller is 6 sacks ahead of Houston, and has 2x more tackles for loss.
Smith was a pass rusher, 2.5 sacks ahead of Miller, but with 27 less tackles and 19 less solo tackles.
Miller made an impact against the run and the pass, with different responsibilities on 1st, 2nd and 3rd down. Smith was more productive as a pass rusher, but he started zero games and was not a complete OLB like Von Miller.
I don't know why Von Miller would not be the best OLB in his draft class so far.
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