Harlan Miller, CB
School: Southeastern Louisiana | Conference: Southland
College Experience: Senior | Age: 21/22?
Height / Weight: 6-0 / 180 lbs
Projected Draft Status: 3rd or 4th Round
NFL Comparison: Sam Shields
Harlan Miller is a tough, competitive, athletic cornerback. I might describe him as hyper competitive with excellent work ethic and passion. It's these intangibles that have gotten him on the radars of NFL scouts across the country. Miller further improved his stock at the Senior Bowl where he shined against higher level competition. Miller has the height NFL teams are looking for in corners but still needs to add mass. Miller can stay with the receiver he's covering stride for stride. He isn't afraid to come up to the line of scrimmage either and make a tackle. He has an aggressive style of play which has him involved all over the field.
- Fluid motion and change of direction in hips. Can change direction seamlessly.
- Ballhawk qualities – gets into position to break up passes or make the pick with his quickness.
- Willing and able in run support. Good tackler.
- Sticks with his man stride for stride able to mirror movement on routes.
- Just fun to watch he's a playmaker.
- Needs to add weight and there are concerns that he can do so effectively.
- Aggressive style can get him into trouble occasionally blowing a coverage or missing a tackle. Will even grab on occasion before the ball gets to the target that's usually a PI in the NFL.
Let's see his work:
Didn't realize it until I put a number on it...but Harlan Miller is my #5 ranked cornerback behind Ramsey, VH3, Alexander, Apple— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) February 10, 2016
RT @SethLewisInc: CB Harlan Miller (@poppaC01) stock is on the rise since shining at the Senior Bowl, similar to Robert Alford in 2013— LionSports.net (@sluathletics) February 6, 2016
I would also take lesser known guys like Maurice Canady, Harlan Miller, and James Bradberry over Big Media's sweetheart Eli Apple.— Jonah Tuls (@JonahTulsNFL) February 5, 2016
FB: @nflnetwork broadcast crew singles out Harlan Miller of @SLUFootball as one of the standouts of @seniorbowl pic.twitter.com/8RbaAZV89N— LionSports.net (@sluathletics) January 30, 2016
Surprise, no, but CB Harlan Miller of SELA, and OT Cole Toner of Harvard announced their arrivals w/authority https://t.co/qCAgvs7nLG— Charles Davis (@CFD22) January 30, 2016
#Titans interviewing SE Louisiana DB Harlan Miller (6-0, 170) in 2nd floor lounge area of #SeniorBowl hotel. pic.twitter.com/A5BigenBaE— Jason Wolf (@JasonWolf) January 29, 2016
How He Would Fit on the Redskins
If drafted by the Redskins, Harlan Miller is the starter at slot corner. He provides stability at that position and fills a void on the team while Chris Culliver and Bashaud Breeland hopefully remain healthy and mentor him. His presence solidifies Jarrett's role as the starting FS. Miller has press coverage skills but can play off and zone as well. Miller's size, toughness, competitiveness, and willingness to do the dirty work fits in with the culture that the Redskins are trying to build.