Photo of Patrick Miller
Grade
4.8 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'7" Height
  • 287LBS. Weight

Analysis

Strengths

Has long arms. Has necessary foot quickness to meet edge rushers. Can operate in space and takes effective angles to his second-level targets. Plays with ready hands and good placement as a run blocker. Looks for work after initial block or when uncovered. Works feet into position to secure positional blocks. Can get into space for screen game and has zone-blocking traits.

Weaknesses

Shows alarming deficiency of core strength. Will get pushed around by speed-to-power rushers and powerful edge-setters. Slow punch tends to negate his length. Won't drive defenders off of their spot as run blocker. Lost playing time on two occasions after injuries sidelined him and his replacement outplayed him. Suspended three games in 2013 for a failed offseason drug test.

Draft Projection

Undrafted

Bottom Line

Miller's long arms and rangy frame provide room for mass and might cause some initial intrigue, but his lack of functional core strength could make him an automatic reject for teams. Without greater play strength, Miller might have a difficult time trying to achieve his dream of playing in the NFL.
-Lance Zierlein
C
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.

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