Kolton Miller

UCLA
OT

Prospect Info

College
UCLA
Hometown
Class
Roseville, CA
r-Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 9"
309 lbs
34 1/8”
Hands
10 3/4”

Prospect Grade

5.80
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Oakland
Raiders
Round 1 ‧ Pick 15
40 Yard Dash
4.95
Seconds
Bench Press
24
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
31.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
121.0
INCHES
3 Cone Drill
7.34
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.49
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
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Seconds
 
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Bruins coaches paid Miller the ultimate compliment when they moved him to the most important position on the field: left tackle. Protecting quarterback Josh Rosen was the top priority, so placing Miller on the passer's blind side showed confidence in him. He repaid them by starting all 13 games at the position, garnering second-team All-Pac-12 recognition. Miller was coming off a shortened sophomore season where he started five games at right tackle before missing the rest of the year with a foot injury. He played in 13 games as a redshirt freshman in 2015, starting five games at right tackle. Great things were expected from Miller in Westwood after they signed the four-star recruit who was named an All-Sacramento Metro pick as a senior.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 1
NFL Comparison
Nate Solder
Overview
Miller is an exceptionally tall tackle prospect who lacks the flexibility in his hips to drop his pad level and play with better leverage and a stronger base. His lateral movements in his pass slides are segmented and there are reps that he has to completely break from his technique to chase edge rushers to the corner. What Miller does have is athletic ability that is above average for the position and he showed improvement as the season wore on. He has the physical traits to become an above average NFL starter, but he'll need to improve his pass pro technique and become a better finisher in the run game.
Strengths
  • Well proportioned with good height and length
  • Plays with high effort level each snap
  • Strong desire and hustle to win lateral positioning as move blocker
  • Understands angles for reach blocks and second level work
  • Uses timing and positioning to prevent premature engagements
  • Possesses good power in his hands
  • Uses strong upward thrust in his punch to mitigate lack of bend and create a leverage point into his initial contact
  • Wide base in his pass sets
  • Tape shows ability to self-fix punch timing and hand placement in-game
  • Drops a late anchor when driven back into the pocket
  • Quick to turn his attention to changing rush threats against twists and blitzes
  • Has necessary foot quickness and athletic ability to mirror counter spins and inside charges
  • Catches and slides them out of the picture
Weaknesses
  • Segmented mover and lacking desired level of fluidity from a left tackle
  • Not a natural bender and plays with perpetually high pad level
  • Height may be a hindrance in handling traffic around the edge
  • Stiff hips in kick-slides rob him of lateral quickness to mirror and punch edge racers
  • Invites defenders into his frame when playing with slow, wide hands
  • Gets pogo-sticked into the pocket by speed-to-power charges
  • Average body control and contact balance as run blocker
  • Powerful opponents can yank him off balance with pulls and sheds
  • Needs more consistent latch and finish with his hands
Sources Tell Us

"His tape tells you exactly who he is. He's big and he's got decent length but he's an average athlete and he will always be up and down depending on the guy across from him. I think he'll start but I don't see anything special. Some scouts like him a lot more than me so I don’t know." -- AFC area scout

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GRADE
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