Photo of Harlan Miller
Drafted By: Cardinals

Combine Results

Grade
5.55 ?
  • 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

Draft Analysis:

The depth in Arizona's defensive backfield will be competitive. Miller is an aggressive corner who will be fighting for reserve jobs early in his career. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 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.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.57 seconds
Vertical: 32 inches
Broad jump: 9 feet, 9 inches
Short shuttle: 4.35 seconds
3-cone: 7.1 seconds
Bench: 4 reps of 225 pounds

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. Slow 40 time and overall disappointing combine likely to ding his draft stock.

Draft Projection

Round 5

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 Miller is a willing tackler and shows the feet to mirror and match in space, his poor speed and quickness testing at the NFL Scouting Combine raises serious questions when combined with his thin frame. Miller's strong week at the Senior Bowl will work in his favor, but he might be a good third cornerback rather than a full-time starter.
-Lance Zierlein
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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