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Bryan Mills could be a late round CB gem

Hogs Haven takes a look at 2021 NFL Draft prospects that could contribute to the WFT

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Bryan Mills, CB
School: North Carolina Central | Conference: MEAC
College Experience: Senior | Age: 21 (?)
Height / Weight: 6’2” / 180 lbs
Projected Draft Status: Rounds 5-7

College Statistics

2019

12 Games Played; 22 Tackles; 5 INTs; 8 PBUs

Player Overview

Mills paid 8 games for the College of Canyons, a community college in California, before transferring to North Carolina Central in 2018. During his junior year, at NCC, Mills started 10 games at cornerback and was second in the conference with 13 passes defended (5 INTs and 8 PBUs), and was voted first team All-MEAC and second team All-America (FCS).

Mills opted out of the 2020 season but was invited to the Senior Bowl. Mills impressed in the All-Star game and was able to hold his own against top tier competition in the practices throughout the week.

Strengths

  • Best suited to a press man system.
  • Has good length and above average ball skills.
  • Does a good job mirroring WRs.
  • Has adequate long distance speed.
  • Aggressive tackler.

Weaknesses

  • Lower level of competition. (FCS)
  • Needs to add strength.
  • Still needs more time to develop.

Let’s See His Work

How He Would Fit

With the addition of William Jackson in free agency to Kendall Fuller and Jimmy Moreland, Washington has a very solid starting CB group. Danny Johnson and Cole Luke are current depth on the roster, with several CBs signed to reserve contracts, and likely at least one or two more to be added in free agency as additional depth. With its first round pick, Washington may well have an opportunity to take one of the best CBs in the draft, a Patrick Surtain or Caleb Farley, but I suspect they won’t, with greater needs elsewhere.

Mills would be an intriguing Day 3 pick who could assist on special teams for a year or two, and potentially be ready to jump into a starting role in a few years, as Fuller or Jackson near the end of their contracts.

Poll

Where would you be willing to draft Bryan Mills?

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    4th round
    (34 votes)
  • 23%
    5th round
    (113 votes)
  • 35%
    6th round
    (169 votes)
  • 27%
    7th round
    (131 votes)
  • 7%
    Not interested.
    (34 votes)
481 votes total Vote Now