New Jaguar Profile: Drew Miller

The Jaguars front office was much busier following the actual draft than they while the selections were being made, as they signed 13 free agents. As always, JagNation will deliver the complete scouting reports on these lesser known, newest Jaguars, and what their chances are of finding a roster spot in Jacksonville. Drew Miller of the Gators was one of these signings...

The Jaguars added some depth to their offensive line as they added former University of Florida center Drew Miller, who the team had talked to several times prior to the draft.

Miller measures in at 6'5", 303 lbs., and was a member of the Gators national championship team in 2006, as he started at right guard.

Among Miller's attributes are the versatility to play both center and guard positions, as well as a great work ethic. Miller has ample athleticism, and adequate burst. He is also considered a very intelligent player who is experienced at making line calls.

So what kept this former Gator big man from being selected in the draft? Miller is said to not play up to his weight room strength on the football field, and he can get blown off the ball by bigger, stronger defensive tackles. Miller reaches too much in pass blocking, and isn't much of a drive-blocker. His biggest negative attribute may be his lack of a mean streak. NFL Draft Expert and former NFL Scout Tom Marino had this to say about Drew Miller—
Doesn't play big. Lacks functional playing strength and finishing skills. Is smart and plays with savvy, but will have a particularly tough time blocking big people at the next level. On pass protection,I didn't think he had near enough physical ability to handle a professional defender. Is smart, experienced and has lined up at both OG and the OC position, but lacks the necessary skills to play. Marginal free agent.

Does Miller have a chance to make the Jaguars roster? It will be tough. The team drafted Uche Nwaneri last season to be the backup to Brad Meester, and the Jaguars already has good depth on the offensive line with Dennis Norman and Richard Collier, not to mention former practice squad players Andrew Carnahan, Ryan Gibbons, Pete McMahon, and veteran Tutan Reyes. Never say never, but the practice squad is more likely.

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