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Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller - #73 - OG-OT

Height: 6-7 1/4
Weight: 321
Speed: 5.23
Arm: 33 1/8
Hand: 9 1/2
Wingspan: 80 3/8
Birthdate: 07/06/1989
Hometown: Littleton, CO
Grade: 5.29

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/08/2012 Colorado Pro Day 6-7 1/8 318 9 1/8 32 7/8 80 3/4
02/29/2012 Combine 6-7 1/4 321 9 1/2 33 1/8 80 3/8 5.18 32 8'4" 28 4.78 7.72
01/16/2012 East-West Shrine 6-6 7/8 326 9 1/2 32 1/2 80 5/8
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-8 1/4 312 5.30

 

Notes:

High school offensive tackle-defensive end who prepped at Columbine High in Colorado, where he was honored as a Parade and USA Today All-American. Also won a state championship and was Colorado’s Gatorade Player of the Year in addition to competing in wrestling and track and field (throws). A highly sought-after recruit, Miller chose CU over offers from Florida, USC, Miami (Fla.), Notre Dame and Oklahoma, among others. As a true freshman in 2007, appeared in 10 games and started seven at right tackle (allowed one sack). Started the first four games in ’08 but suffered a season-ending broken left fibula against Florida State and was granted a medical hardship. Started all 12 games in ’09 — seven at right guard and five at right tackle — and graded out at 83.8 percent with 66 finishing/knockdown blocks. Started all 12 games at right guard in ’10, grading out at 89 percent with 83 finish/knockdown blocks, and allowed only two sacks. In ’11, made all 13 starts at right guard and missed only one snap (senior backups closed out the Arizona game). Had a season grade of 83.3 percent and allowed only two sacks. Became only the ninth player in school history (more than 1,900 lettermen) to earn a fifth letter and only the second player since 1908. Team captain.

Positives:

Excellent size and weight-room strength. Surprisingly light on his feet. Can wall off and seal defenders in the run game. Has a long torso and strong hands. Plays with aggression. Flashes some nastiness and can pave the way in the run game. Good weight-room strength and work habits. Hardworking. Team player. Vocal leader. Good makeup.

Negatives:

Average arm length. Is almost too tall — is naturally outleveraged and struggles to adjust to quick counters and inside moves. Can play with more consistent knee bend — tends to rise in his stance and does not roll off the ball. Lacks great anchor strength. Inconsistent hand use — hands go wide of the target. Limited blocking range and recovery quickness. Slips off blocks. Lumbering movement in space. Can do a better job finishing. 

Summary:

A big-boned, linear, angular short-area mauler, Miller always could be hindered by leverage deficiencies. However, he has the mental toughness and makeup to fend for a starting job and would be best inside for a zone-blocking scheme.  


Ryan 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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