- BProjectionRound 5
- YearRS Junior
- Hand10 ⅛
- Arm33 ⅝
Strong Points: Straight-line speed. Good snap reaction. Some outside pass rush skills. Plays hard. Has the athleticism to play on his feet and drop into coverage. Will chase in pursuit. Hand use is good when rushing the passer.
Weak Points: Testing numbers don't correlate. Ran fast but didn't jump well, and change of direction drills were average. Not as good a run defender as he is a pass rusher. Lacks strength (16 reps) to handle big, strong offensive linemen. Can be slow to shed and will give ground at times.
The Way We See It: Miller has adequate size with the frame to get bigger. A left end in a four-man front for Penn State, he has the size, growth potential and overall athletic ability to play on his feet in a 3-4. While he has some explosiveness, he needs to get stronger -- 16 reps is way below average for the position. What he does best right now is rush the passer, so he can come in as a designated rusher as a rookie and continue to work on the rest of his game, which needs it. Miller has upside; he must get stronger and learn to play the run better. Day-3 selection.