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Julian Miller

Julian Miller - #97 - DE

Height: 6-3 3/8
Weight: 256
Speed: 4.89
Arm: 34 1/8
Hand: 9 3/8
Wingspan: 80 3/4
Birthdate: 11/25/1988
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Grade: 5.12

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/16/2012 West Virginia Pro Day 6-3 3/8 254 9 34 81 3/4 4.89 19 9'9" 33 4.41 12.07 7.23
01/16/2012 East-West Shrine 6-3 3/8 256 9 34 1/8 80 7/8
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-3 3/8 256 9 3/8 34 1/8 80 3/4 4.85

 

Notes:

Also competed in basketball and track as an Ohio prep. Redshirted in 2007 when he was the Mountaineers’ Scout Team Defensive Player of the Year. As a reserve defensive end in ’08, played all 13 games (two starts) and tallied 21 tackles and 3 1⁄2 for loss (all sacks) with three batted passes. Started all 13 games in ’09, producing 53-14-9 with three batted passes and one forced fumble. Started 12-of-13 games in which he played in ’10 and notched 54-14-9 with three batted passes and a forced fumble. Did not start against LSU (back). Appeared in all 13 games in ’11, making the final nine starts at defensive tackle, and logged 57-11-6 with two passes batted down and two forced fumbles.

Positives:

Long, muscular arms. Good initial quickness. Athletic movement skills — covers ground with long strides in pursuit. Nice lower-body flexibility for his size. Flashes the ability to get underneath blockers’ pads. Moves well laterally. Flattens down the line and pursues from the backside. Solid wrap tackler. Can zone-drop. Played end and tackle. Is tough and will play hurt. Good football aptitude.

Negatives:

Is high-cut with thin legs and needs more sand in his pants. Average eyes and instincts. Has small hands and does not use them violently to disengage (stays stuck on blocks). Average edge speed and shoulder flexibility to bend the corner. Needs to develop counters. Lacks power in his body.

Summary:

Lean, athletic, productive, long-armed defender who has gradually bulked up into a defensive lineman (gained approximately 50 pounds in five years) and endured coaching and position changes that slowed his progress. Length, movement skills and motor give him a chance to develop into a reserve left end in an up-the-field 4-3.  


Julian Miller's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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