By: Steve Johnson
Shareef Miller, Edge, Penn St.
6’4 5/8″ 253lbs
33 5/8″ arms. 10 1/8″ hands.
4.69 40 29 1/2″ Vert. DNP Broad Jump. 16 Bench Reps.
DNP 3 Cone Drill 4.45 20 yard Shuttle
2016: 14 games. 22 tackles, 5 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 1 FF
2017: 13 games. 37 tackles, 11.5 TFL, 5.5 sacks, 1 FR
2018: 12 games. 41 tackles, 15 TFL, 7.5 sacks, 1 FR
Accolades: 2018 Third-team All-Big Ten
History: Three-star prospect from Philadelphia. Prepped at George Washington High School. Has declared for the 2019 NFL Draft, will forego his Senior season.
Strengths: Great size and length, with room to build. Has long arms and big hands. Shows flashes of good hand usage, but overall inconsistent. Good initial burst. Good short area quickness. Has a little bit of bend in him. Shows some quickness stunting around into the B gap. Closing burst with plus range.
Weaknesses: Gets pushed around too much in the run game. Needs to get bigger and stronger. Too often has no plan of attack as a pass rusher. Looks like the mental processing still isn’t there. Doesn’t consistently use his hands and gets stunned. Plays too high, immediately popping up out of his stance.
Overview: He’s a pass rush specialist at this point in his career. He has the upside (with good coaching) to become a better hand technician and learn to play with leverage. He has good size and athleticism and is an upside player that a team could utilize on passing downs while he’s being groomed.
Draft Projection: Late 4th/Early 5th
Phanaddict Draft Grade: 5.35
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