Photo of Miles Killebrew
Drafted By: Lions

Combine Results

Grade
5.67 ?
  • 4.65 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 22 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 38.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 127.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.93 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.18 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.02 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Detroit struggled on defense last year, particularly on the 2nd and 3rd levels. Killebrew is a strong safety who may line up as a hybrid linebacker in some looks. Either way, he's a an enforcer who could have an instant impact on their special teams coverage teams. -Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'2" Height
  • 32 1/8" Arm Length
  • 217LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

It’s easy to mistake Killebrew for a linebacker, both because of his physique but also due to his hard hits. The four-year starter earned All-Big Sky recognition in each season: honorable mention in 2012 and 2013, second team in 2014, and first team in 2015. Killebrew reached the triple-digit mark in tackles the past two seasons (101 in 2014, 132 in 2015) and also showed an ability to handle his pass coverage responsibilities each year (three interceptions, one for a touchdown in 2014, seven pass break-ups in 2015). Killebrew was also named second team All-Big Sky last year after blocking two kicks. Special teams acumen and defensive productivity should earn him similar grades to FCS star safety Jaquiski Tartt (Samford), who was picked in the third round of the 2015 draft.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.5 seconds

Analysis

Strengths

Tightly bundled muscle hammer with a compact frame and the thighs of a track sprinter. World-class form tackler with bad intentions behind his strikes. Patient and willing to wait until he's in proper range before exploding with everything he has into his victim. Confident around the line of scrimmage and uses aggressive hands to keep himself clean. Will not flinch in the face of contact and has the frame to be considered as a hybrid linebacker on the pro level. Relied upon to line secondary up and get defense situated.

Weaknesses

Instincts are very average. Needs to see it first and then can be a step slow to respond. Doesn't anticipate run direction as well as he needs to. Lack of instincts hinders range in coverage. Has a tendency to eyeball quarterback and lose track of route development around him. Has a verified 4.43 time from the spring in the 40-yard dash, but play speed doesn't always match that. Could be limited to box duties.

Draft Projection

Rounds 3 or 4

NFL Comparison

Deone Bucannon

Bottom Line

Violent player who looks to punish and intimidate with the force of his strikes, but who won't compromise his form as a tackler just for the highlight reel hit. Killebrew is average in coverage, but has the size and physicality that makes him stand out in the box. With the success of Arizona's Deone Bucannon as a hybrid linebacker, it is reasonable to assume that a team will look to Killebrew to fill that role for its defense. If he blows up the combine, he won't get past the second day of the draft.
-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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