Kansas City Chiefs Select Gabe Miller, OLB, Oregon State

With the 140th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs selected OLB Gabe Miller from Oregon State.

Scouts Inc. assigned a rating of 20 to Miller and ranked him as the 72nd OLB.

You can check out his school profile here.

This one is all about the roll of the dice for Scott Pioli.  Miller is a guy that most felt would be an undrafted free agent (who knows when he’d even be able to sign) or at best a seventh round pick.  I’ve always said that you have to get the guy you want, but this seems like a bit of a stretch, even in the fifth round.  After seemingly sticking strictly to his draft board, it’s hard to imagine Miller was the true “best available” player.

A pure project player, Miller played TE for Oregon State until two years ago when he switched to defensive end.  He has great speed for his size and there is no doubt carries a lot of potential.  Will have a lot of work to do in order to make the 53-man roster.

Yes, he was also a team captain.

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