Kansas City Chiefs draft pick Gabe Miller had a chance to speak with the local media following his selection and he appears willing and ready to get to Kansas City and get to work.
“I’ve been following the Chiefs for a long time,” said Miller. “I love the tradition they have going on there and I love the fan base there. They have the loudest stadium in the whole league. Whatever the coaches have in store for me is what I’m going to do. I’m going to come in there and work my butt off every day and make myself better and try to make the team better.”
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It appears due to size that Miller is more of a hybrid player than a solid DE prospect. Chiefs GM Scott Pioli said as much at a press conference last week.
“We see him, based on his size and speed, being a guy who is a developmental outside linebacker for us,” said Pioli. “And will also have the flexibility to…we’re not going to call him a two way star at this point but we, also in his workout worked him out at, on defense and at tight end. So he is a guy who has position flexibility as well. But we’re going to be playing him at OLB and trying to develop him.”
Miller is ready to do whatever the Chiefs ask of him.
“Yeah, I kind of see myself as a little bit of a hybrid – either an outside linebacker or a defensive end. Like I said, wherever the coaches put me that’s where I’m going to be and that’s where I’m going to give my full effort.”
If Miller is a project, the Chiefs will certainly be putting him in good hands with defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel.
“I met with him (Crennel) as well,” said Miller. “Great guy, very knowledgeable about football. Obviously it’s a name you’ve heard around the league for as long as I can remember so he’s a big name in the league and like I said, a very knowledgeable mind and I can’t wait to get in and explore that mind a little bit and get out there and do what he tells me to.”