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Broncos LB Von Miller Doubles Down on Praise of 49ers OL Trent Brown
August 17, 2017 12:34 AM | Keiana Martin

The San Francisco 49ers hosted the Denver Broncos for a joint practice to wrap of the finals days of training camp. That means for the third straight year, the Broncos veteran linebacker Von Miller has lined up across 49ers offensive lineman Trent Brown.

Dating back to last season's combined practice, Miller has been vocal of regard of the 6-foot-8 right tackle. The Denver pass-rusher, who is used to having his way with NFL offensive lines, went on record with heavy praise for the 49ers 2015 seventh-round pick's size and athleticism. Miller doubled down on Wednesday.

"Going against Trent Brown, that's one of my buddies. I've said it before, he's a great tackle," Miller said. "He is the best right tackle in the National Football League, if not, a top five offensive tackle period."

Brown made great strides in 2016, starting all 16 games for the 49ers. The veteran pass rusher sees a bright future in the 2015 seventh-round pick.

He held his own during Wednesday's 1-on-1 drills, managing to keep Miller out of the pocket. It could possibly be a payoff from his attendance at Miller's "Pass Rush Summit" this past June at Stanford University. Teammates Arik Armstead and Solomon Thomas were also in attendance.

Brown is entering the final two years of his rookie deal and has shown a lot of upside during the first few weeks of camp. Brown's progress gives the 49ers one of the NFL's better tandems along with 11-year veteran Joe Staley.

"Joe is great. He's been a big time tackle in the National Football League for a long time," Miller added. "So, going against Trent Brown, No. 77 and Joe Staley, they have two of the best tackles.

"Like I said before, right tackle Trent brown is one of the best in the National Football League and Joe Staley has been one of the best for a long time."

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