Jordan Miller – Cornerback
School: University of Washington
Weight: 181 pounds
Jordan Miller NFL Draft Profile
Top 3 Player Traits
Miller has insane ball skills, he tracks it incredibly well and his long arms always allow him to get at least one hand on the football. He recorded six interceptions and 11 passes defensed over his career at Washington, and most of his picks came on spectacular catches.
The 6’1 corner has arms that can reach the ball no matter where it is. That’s perfect for the NFL, especially when he has to go up against some of these 6’3 and up receivers who can go up and get the ball. Miller is the perfect match for those types of players and should be able to defend them very well. He’s very sticky in man coverage and uses that length to the best of his ability on the line.
Miller has great speed to go with his wiry frame. He’s deceptively strong from what a quick glance at him might tell you, and can definitely succeed as a press corner. Washington runs an NFL Combine event every spring for returning players, and while he didn’t participate in 2018 due to rehabbing from a broken ankle, his 2017 numbers were eye-popping. He ran a 4.39 40-yard dash, and also managed a 41-inch vertical jump, which was the best on the team.
3 Player Traits In Need Of Improvement
Miller was the victim of a nasty broken ankle midway through the 2017 season, and then he missed a few games with a hamstring injury in 2018. I always hate stating an injury history, because especially in the case of the first one, it’s something that couldn’t be helped. But NFL teams are always incredibly wary when it comes to situations like that, and want to make sure they can get the most out of any player that they draft. Miller will need to prove he’s healthy (which all signs point to he will) at the NFL Combine.
Something that wasn’t asked much of Miller in college, run support is a trait that he will need to improve upon at the NFL level. Whatever NFL team he ends up with will probably ask him to put on a few pounds, and that will make him much more effective when coming downhill in the run game, and bigger receivers won’t have as much success blocking him on the outside.
Miller needs to do a better job of wrapping up ball carriers in open space, he has the speed to be the first player to the ball but tends to rely a lot on his speed and momentum to tackle with his shoulder. When he wraps up in open space, he cannot allow players to get away from him.
NFL Team Fits
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs have some huge holes to fill in the secondary, and some pretty good big receivers in their division like Michael Thomas, Julio Jones, and Devin Funchess. Miller has the athleticism and size to stay with those players, and could be a value pick for the organization.
Kansas City Chiefs
Another team that desperately needs help in the secondary, Miller would be a great fit for the Chiefs. The teams in the AFC West love to throw the ball all over the field, and having a player like Miller in the secondary would be a huge benefit for the Chiefs who are looking to make a Super Bowl run in 2019.
The Browns have an established corner in Denzel Ward on one side of the field, Miller is the perfect compliment to him. With an undersized but strong and athletic corner with long arms in Ward on one side, and a long, speedy corner in Miller on the other, the Browns would have a secondary to be reckoned with after the strides that Jabril Peppers made in Year Two.
NFL Player Comparison
Washington has been building long, athletic corners like Miller and King in a factory. Both have great ball skills, exceptional length, and great speed. Their 40-yard dash times are incredibly close, and Miller could see an explosion at the NFL Combine much like King did when teams get a closer look at his athleticism up close.