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Von Miller is best pass rusher of this generation per Pro Football Focus

Lawrence Taylor. Derrick Thomas. Von Miller. These are outside linebacker names that will, in a few years, become synonymous for greatness.

Pro Football Focus went back to its inception in 2006 to find which defensive player had the most pressures per rush in their era of analysis and no player has been a more ferocious pass rusher than Denver Broncos star outside linebacker Von Miller.

That 17.3% rate is astonishing to anyone who doesn’t watch Broncos games on a weekly basis. One only has to look at his performances in the games biggest moments. The 2015 AFC Championship game and Super Bowl 50.

In the former, Tom Brady was harassed to the tune of 20 quarterback hits from Miller and the rest of that incredible 2015 defense. Not only that, Miller intercepted him. Then in the Super Bowl, Miller made two game deciding plays en route to his MVP award in that game.

Move over Lawrence Taylor and Derrick Thomas. There is a third outside linebacker that is on his way to join you upon the pantheon of greats at that position...

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