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Washington Redskins 2016 Draft Profiles: Harlan Miller, CB

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Hogs Haven takes a look at 2016 NFL Draft prospects that could contribute to the Redskins.

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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

College Statistics

Year School Conf Class Pos G Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
2012 SE Lousiana Southland FR CB 11 6 1 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 SE Louisiana Southland SO CB 14 38 7 45 2 0 4 124 31 1 14 0 0 0 0
2014 SE Lousiana Southland JR CB 11 12 9 21 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
2015 SE Lousiana Southland SR CB 11 41 8 49 6 0 4 76 19 0 14 0 0 0 0

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Player Overview

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.

Strengths

  • 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.

Weaknesses

  • 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.


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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.