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Walterfootball.com included a list of boom or bust players, and J Miller

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Woods, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Woods

    Woods Well-Known Member

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    bio seemed interesting. Does anyone have an opinion of this player?

    Julian Miller, DE, West Virginia

    Miller was a productive pass rusher in college, so he definitely could be worth a late-round pick. He had nine sacks with 14 tackles for a loss, 54 tackles, three passes broken up and one forced fumble in 2010. He then was abused by his coaching staff when they moved him to defensive tackle. He was even playing some 3-4 nose tackle despite being 6-3, 256. He still recorded 57 tackles with 11 tackles for a loss, six sacks and two forced fumbles in 2011.

    Miller could be a nice pass-rushing outside linebacker for 3-4 teams to consider. He played well at the East-West Shrine. Miller has nice quickness off the snap and doesn't shy away from getting physical to fight off blockers. He also has a non-stop motor. He is a sleeper prospect who could fall late in the 2012 NFL Draft, but bring a nice reward to the team that gives him a chance.
  2. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    They say he battled a high ankle sprain all season. His Pro Day was 3/16/2012. Forty time is really bad unless it was affected by lingering issues with the ankle.

    254 lbs
    Hand 9
    Arm 34
    Wing 81-3/4"
    Forty 4.89
    Bench 19
    Bjump 9'9"
    Vert 33"
    SS 4.41
    Cone 7.23
  3. Woods

    Woods Well-Known Member

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    How would his SS and Cone rate on your pass rushing grid of top players by the way?
  4. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    You shouldn't even care about that.
  5. bringinthehurt31

    bringinthehurt31 Member

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    He was a productive player for WVU. Often overshadowed by Irvin, but a lot of the time he had more of an impact. One of those players who plays faster than his 40 time. Not sure how he would transition to OLB though. He has a good motor and would often play hurt. I think he would be a good special teams guy right off the bat. I wouldn't mind him in the 5th or later.
  6. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Good question. Here is the chart with Miller added. There are 3 copies sorted by forty, ss, and cone.


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