Colorado offensive lineman Ryan Miller, whom the Browns drafted in the fifth round (No. 160), spoke to reporters this afternoon during a conference call. Here is a transcript:


(On being a taller guard and how that comes into play)- I think Ive got a lot more power in the legs, then I can bend and really extend that leverage out on guys on the inside. With that height I also bring long arms.


(On if the Browns told him where he would play)- They took me as an o-lineman. Ill play guard or tackle. One of my better suits is that Im versatile.


(On injuries in college and how his health is now)- Early on sophomore year I got hit with a few injuries, but you learn from them. You learn not everything is going to go smooth and you adapt. Thats what happened and Ive been injury free for a while and its been great. Now I just got some new body jewelry, if you will.


(On if he has pictured himself in the NFL)- I have. I know the speed of the game is much, much faster than college but there is two ways to play football, run the ball and pass the ball. Each team has similarities whether it be NFL, college, high school - power is power and zone is zone and deep ball is the deep ball.


(On playing one of his best games against Ndamukong Suh and when he realized he could play in the NFL)- The game against Suh was one of my better games. I figured early on I would be in the NFL. Actually my junior year in high school, it was my high school coach who really kind of laid the path down and gave me the tools and unlocked it to really work.


(On how he plays football)- I really try to play aggressive. I try to play nasty, I try to play vicious and I try to play until the whistle blows. I might not be the most technically sound, but Ill give you my all and Ill bleed, bite, crawl and scratch to get the job done.


(On where his nasty streak comes from)- I think it came from high school when we ran the ball every play. Its just kind of a country boy mentality of nothing in life is easy and you get what you work for and its always just kind of been do or die for me and really most days of my life.


(On if he was a basketball player)- Basketball? I played in middle school. I didnt really touch much basketball. I wrestled in high school and that is where some of the nastiness came from, being matched up one-on-one against a guy knowing that it was my will against his.