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Miller was forced to bide his time at Alabama, where the line of draft picks is long and the talent pool grows with every recruiting cycle.
Miller's chance to shine arrived in 2018. He entered his senior season having flashed in limited opportunities but just 22 career tackles and 3.0 sacks to his credit. Last season, he finished with 34 tackles in helping Nick Saban return to the national title game, including 11 behind the line of scrimmage and 8.0 sacks.
With just one season of quality production (missed 10 games in 2017 for a torn bicep), Miller is the rare "sleeper" out of Alabama. He is a long, linear athlete who rushes upfield with a similar one-cut downhill approach as many of the Tide's top running backs in recent vintage, with impressive speed and explosive power in a straight-line but lacking ideal balance and lateral agility.
Miller has an imposing frame and fires off the ball with good hip snap for an edge rusher of his height to generate an explosive burst upfield. Generates impressive straight-line speed when he has a runway, though he is a bit high-cut and lacks ideal core flexibility, limiting his ability to change direction quickly.
Miller's speed and length (35 1/8-inch arms) helps him keep tackles at bay, showing the strength to walk tackles deep into the pocket with an explosive initial punch to break free. He is surprisingly stout at the point of attack in run support, showing strength and pad level to set an edge for run containment. As one might expect given his limited playing time, Miller is still developing his hand usage.
When his first move fails to generate pressure, Miller quits working his hands, resorting to playing patty cake with tackles. He is vulnerable to cut blocks, showing just average awareness and agility to avoid them.
Projection: Fifth Round
--Field Level Media