Harlan Miller

Southeastern Louisiana
CB #1
6’0″ 182

Pros:

  • Aggressive and fearless against the run
  • Route recognition will serve him well and help him win 1-on-1 battles
  • Flexible ankles and light, fluid feet allow him to mirror receivers with ease
  • Doesn’t stall when he reaches the top of his backpedal and begins his pursuit
  • Physical corner who gets his hands on receivers to knock them off their route
  • Finishes as a tackler
  • Keeps everything in front of him in off coverage
  • Tasmanian Devil style of play, always flying to the ball and leaving his zone when the ball is in the air
  • Can click and close without an ounce of hesitation

Cons:

  • Very limited athleticism
  • Thin frame
  • Average length (31 3/8” arms)
  • Questionable ability to succeed as a bump and run corner
  • Gets caught with his eyes in the backfield during play action
  • Occasionally too aggressive

The lightly recruited Louisiana prospect played in all 11 games as a true freshman in 2012, recording seven tackles. The following season, Miller started every game and racked up 45 tackles and four interceptions (third in conference) as a first team All-Southland Conference honoree. He registered 21 tackles, two PBUs, and three interceptions (second on team) to earn third team All-American and first team All-Southland Conference honors. As a senior, his four interceptions and six TFL earned him second team All-American honors.

Schematically, Miller fits everywhere. He possesses the speed and quickness to be a slot corner in a Nickel set, the build and length to succeed in Press Man, and the physicality and speed to match up with bigger receivers in Off-Man. Cover 2, Cover 3, and Tampa 2 requires quick, instinctive corners to play short to intermediate routes while match-up and close on receivers when in Man; in Cover 2 specifically, corners are asked to keep everything underneath and make tackles in short areas, two things Harlan can do.

 

Pro comp: Lorenzo Doss

Draft projection: 4th round

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