Browns Add Offensive Line Depth in Fifth Round With G Ryan Miller


The later rounds of the NFL draft are typically used as opportunities to add depth to a position, and the Browns chose to shore up their offensive line in the fifth round of the 2012 draft, selecting guard Ryan Miller out of Colorado with the 160th overall pick.

Miller (6-8, 295 pounds) has experience playing both right guard and right tackle, which surely helped his case. He started 48 games in his career and was an All-American and All-Pac-12 player in his senior season. According to his player profile, he was a consistently efficient lineman.

"[Miller] led the team with 40 “great effort blocks,” awarded for knockdowns, downfield blocks, touchdown blocks (which he had three) and blowing opponents off the line (not pancakes).  He was called for just two penalties, and allowed a single quarterback pressure and just one sack."

In the NFL, a team can never have too much depth on the offensive and defensive lines. With the selection of Miller, the Browns get a versatile lineman with plenty of size and, from the looks of it, he was a value pick in the fifth round.

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