Matt Miller: Bleacher Report


All Luck here. Photo by Angie Six

All Luck here. Photo by Angie Six

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Pick Summary

  • Round 1: QB Andrew Luck
  • Round 2: CB Lardarius Webb
  • Round 3: OT Eugene Monroe
  • Round 4: DE/OLB Terrell Suggs
  • Round 5: S William Moore
  • Round 6: DE/OLB Lamarr Woodley
  • Round 7: CB Prince Amukamara
  • Round 8:  WR Greg Jennings
  • Round 9: G Brandon Moore
  • Round 10: LB Danell Ellerbe
  • Round 11: WR Jeremy Maclin
  • Round 12: WR Sidney Rice
  • Round 13: RB Frank Gore
  • Round 14: S Kerry Rhodes
  • Round 15: DE Arthur Jones
  • Round 16: ILB Colin McCarthy
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Pick Details

Round 1, Pick 5: Andrew Luck, Quarterback

There is no position in football more important than quarterback, and Andrew Luck ranks as the best quarterback prospect many of us have ever seen. His rookie season proved that Luck can raise the talent level of the players around him. His leadership, intelligence and football ability are all of the highest quality. He’s our franchise.

Webb gives Miller a chance to pressure quarterbacks with his coverage. Photo by Keith Allison.

Webb gives Miller a chance to pressure quarterbacks with his coverage. Photo by Keith Allison.

Round 2, Pick 61: Lardarius Webb, Cornerback

To win in the NFL you have to be able to throw the ball and stop the pass. With our first pick quarterback Andrew Luck was added to fuel the offense and become the face of the franchise for the next 15 years. With pick No. 2, one of the few shutdown cornerbacks in the NFL was added to anchor the defense.

Lardarius Webb was a surprise pick for us, as he shouldn’t have been available, but it’s likely an injury in 2012 pushed him down the draft boards of my fellow general managers. That’s OK by me. Webb is a true cover corner who can instantly take away the No. 1 wide receiver of the opposition. As our defense plans to rely heavily on blitzes and front seven pressure, Webb’s presence in the secondary is monumental.

In a draft filled with pick sniping, Matt Miller finds consolation in LT Eugene Monroe. Photo by mutrock.

In a draft filled with pick sniping, Matt Miller finds consolation in LT Eugene Monroe. Photo by mutrock.

Round 3, Pick 93: Eugene Monroe, Offensive Tackle

One of the most important positions in the NFL today, left tackles are at a premium. With so many of my top ranked tackles going off the board in Round 2, it was time to draft Andrew Luck’s blindside protector. Monroe is an athletic, fluid left tackle who can support our wide open offensive gameplan. While he’s not an incredible run blocker, we plan to get him a top-tier left guard to help kick out defenders on rushing downs.

If he recovers from the Achilles tear sufficiently, Suggs is a value in the fourth round. Photo by Keith Allison.

If he recovers from the Achilles tear sufficiently, Suggs is a value in the fourth round. Photo by Keith Allison.

Round 4, Pick 100: Terrell Suggs, Defensive End/Outside Linebacker

Team Miller will run an aggressive 3-4 defense with multiple fronts for passing downs. With many of our targets at the outside linebacker position coming off the board in Round 3, it was time to take action. Much to our surprise, Terrell Suggs was still available.

Suggs is the ideal pass rushing outside linebacker for the 3-4 hybrid defense we’ll be running. With Lardarius Webb behind him, Suggs will be free to blitz and rush the passer on every down. Now to round out our 3-4 defense with value picks in the coming rounds.

Round 5, Pick 157: William Moore, Safety

Round 6, Pick 164: Lamarr Woodley, Outside Linebacker

Round 7, Pick 221: Prince Amukamara, Cornerback

Round 8, Pick 228: Greg Jennings, Wide Receiver

Round 9, Pick 285: Brandon Moore, Guard

Round 10, Pick 292: Dannell Ellerbe, Linebacker

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