DT, Roy Miller, Texas
|At A Glance|
Position 1: Defensive Tackle
|Position 2: Nose Tackle||Weight: 301|
|Class: Senior||Age: 21|
|Projected Round: 7th-UFA||40time: 5.06|
|Bench reps: 36||Vertical: 32|
|20yd Split: 2.86||Broad Jump: 8'7"|
|10yd Split: 1.68||20yd Shuttle: 4.74|
|3 Cone Drill: 8.01|
Pros: Very physical player, stout in the running game and can anchor vs. a double team. A natural at using his leverage advantage. Could play goalline FB or on special teams, with his physical style.
Cons: Upside may be limited. Makes plays on second effort rather than first, due to lack of lateral explosiveness and only marginal quickness.
Styg's Broncos "fit": This one really intrigues me, and I would be 100% behind Denver going after him as a CFA. But the risk may be too high if he starts to climb up into the earlier rounds. The tape doesn't lie, and Miller made significant contributions to the Longhorns defensive efforts. But he is a poor fit for Denver at NT, and I don't believe Denver should be targetting DE late in the draft, unless they have a history of beating double teams. Miller plays on the lighter, quicker side of the 300-lb benchmark, and his special teams contributions alone would be worth the price. With luck he could be one of the highest rated CFAs on Denver's board, but he won't remain unnoticed for long. Two stars.
From "DL/LB sliders and risers" by mauibroncofan:
Miller has displayed a terrific combination of strength and athleticism since arriving at the combine. He completed 36 reps on the bench and ran admirably in the 40, moving his 310-pound frame across the field in times which averaged around 5.10 seconds. Miller showed better quickness and speed during the drill portion of the day and has elevated himself on the list of available defensive tackles in April's draft.
Colinski notes that Miller is scheduled to workoutfor the Broncos:
Roy Miller (Texas) - 5th Round - 7th Round (Pure 2-gap NT)
From "BMF's DL Draft Analysis" at Behind the Steel Curtain:
Miller may actually be one of the best NT candidates in the draft. He has good initial quickness to gain an advantage on the OL, and tremendous upper and lower body strength. He's big and short, but carries his weight very well, and also displays good hustle. He was productive for Texas and did very well at the combine. Most draft rankings have him in the 5-7 range, but I'd be okay drafting him earlier.
Scouting Reports and Offsite Links:
- Roy Miller(DT-Texas) showed good energy in the pit once again, but flashed little in the way of moves or strategy. [see more...]
- Short, squatty frame. … Good lower-leg drive and use of leverage to hold up as a nose guard. … Can anchor against the double-team and create a pile. … Flashes some initial and lateral quickness as a pass rusher. … Quick hands and impressive upper-body strength to disengage from blocks and make tackles at the point of attack. … Flashes some explosiveness as a hitter. … High-effort player who will pursue down the line. … Physical player who has value as a short-yardage fullback or wedge-buster on special teams. … Helped himself with solid week of practice at the East-West Shrine Game. [see more...]