When Von Miller was drafted second overall by the Denver Broncos in the 2012 NFL Draft, he was the most famous Texas A&M Aggie that the world had known at that point. Being drafted that high would surely keep Miller in everyone’s memory for quite some time.
Well, yeah, but that was until the world was introduced to a young man named Johnny Manziel in 2012 who would go one to beat a number-one ranked Alabama team, become the first freshman to win the Heisman and rout Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl.
That’s not to take anything away from Miller’s talents nor anything he did at A&M, but Manziel, by far, quickly became the most famous Aggie of all time.
Soon, though, the pass rushing specialist and the elusive quarterback may meet head-to-head on the field when Johnny Football hits the National Football League scene, more than likely following this season.
Today, Miller talked about his fellow Aggie and how he would approach bringing him down:
“I look at the quarterbacks like Russell Wilson and RGIIIand all these other quarterbacks that are able to move around and still get it done with his arm,” Miller said. “I don’t see why Johnny Manziel can’t get the job done. I think he’ll do a great job in the NFL.”
“Johnny Manziel is not an easy guy to sack, but you’ve just got to keep going,” he said. “You’ve got to keep hunting. You’ve got to be relentless. Johnny Manziel, he makes a lot of plays happen, but if you stay after him and be relentless, I feel like you can get him down. I feel like I can get him down, most definitely. He makes guys miss. He might make you miss one or two times, you’ve just got to be prepared to take advantage of the opportunity when it presents itself.”