This post is part of a continuing series in which we break down 13 2011 NFL Draft prospects - our Baker's Dozen - that should interest the Buffalo Bills. Keep up to date on our Baker's Dozen series here.
When it comes to discussing Von Miller's character, very little attention is paid to his excellent work ethic, the respect he earned from his teammates (even before skipping out on NFL riches to get his degree), and the fact that he was a team captain for Texas A&M. Instead, people like to focus on the fact that he's a plaintiff in an antitrust lawsuit against the NFL.
Naturally, the fact that Miller made that decision has rubbed many NFL fans the wrong way - particularly those siding with the league and its owners in the NFL lockout. That's fine. Miller's doing what he thinks is right.
There's an angle to this story that no one is pursuing, however: no matter where he's drafted, this one decision will earn him a lot of respect in his new locker room. He's trying to help players past, present and future in joining the lawsuit, and regardless of how it turns out, he'll have respect from his new teammates. Of the hundreds of draft prospects this year, Miller will have the least amount of trouble assimilating to the culture of the NFL.