The Browns went big on the offensive line again, using their only fifth round pick on Ryan Miller, a 6-feet-7-inches offensive guard from Colorado. He started all but three games during his college career, including every single one since returning in 2009 following a broken fibula injury the previous season.
Many outlets report that Miller projects to be a right tackle down the road, but ESPN said he is listed as having too short of arms, despite his height, for that position. ESPN ranked his pass protection, run blocking, awareness and toughness as average across the board, placing him at No. 214 among all prospects. Their scouting report said he is quick with his large frame, but can lack a killer instinct.
For Colorado, he was a two-time all-Big 12 honorable mention player. He is mentioned as being a guy with great intangibles who is heavily involved in community service, and should help to shore up the offensive line that has struggled in years past. Combining Miller with Cleveland’s second round selection of OT Mitchell Schwartz presents a significant boost for Trent Richardson and company for 2012.