Photo of Harlan Miller
Grade
5.78 ?
  • 4.65 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 118.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.44 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.43 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.90 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 31 3/8" Arm Length
  • 182LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

Miller was named third-team FCS All-American by The Associated Press as a junior, despite fighting through a dislocated shoulder that cost him three games. He then improved that honor to second-team AP All-American in 2015. Miller picked off 11 passes and broke up 22 others over the past three years using his height and length, earning first team All-Southland Conference honors each season. Miller also proved he could make plays on the other side of the line of scrimmage as a senior, making six tackles for loss, while additionally returning punts (15 for 175 yards), receiving first-team all-conference notice at that position. He looks to join former teammate Robert Alford (drafted in the second round by Atlanta in 2013) in the league.

Analysis

Strengths

Plays with quick, darting feet and has the ability to mirror and match receivers' movements down the field. Is always in hot pursuit in run support and is willing to sprint across the field to get into the action. Tenacious wrap-up tackler. Tall with good arm length. Will actively look for chances to make plays outside his area. In press, reads direction of release and slides feet in front of receiver to impede his route. Able to shift weight and change direction instantly. Hard-­charging competitor with ball skills to boot.

Weaknesses

Thin and scouts question whether or not he can carry much more weight. Aggressiveness can get him in trouble. Will get caught peeking into backfield at play-­action and allow his man to get a jump on him from time to time. The footwork is there, but needs to improve angles to the ball to make more plays. Appears to have just marginal long speed.

NFL Comparison

Kevin Johnson

Bottom Line

With his abundance of energy and tenacious playing style, it's hard not to love watching Harlan Miller play. While his questionable long speed and thin frame may scare some teams, his quick twitch athleticism and fluid lower body will put him into position to make his fair share of plays. His passion for run support will make him a favorite in some war rooms and could earn him a starting spot sooner than you think.
-Lance Zierlein
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.