|Season||Games||Tackles||Tackles for a Loss||Interceptions|
*Stats courtesy of Lionsport.net
Combine/Pro Day Results
|Event||NFL Combine||Pro Day|
|40-yard Dash||4.65 seconds||4.57 seconds|
|Bench Press||6 reps||4 reps|
|Vertical Jump||35.5 inches||32 inches|
|Broad Jump||118 inches||117 inches|
|3-Cone Drill||7.44 seconds||7.1 seconds|
|20-yard Shuttle||4.43 seconds||N/A|
|60-yard Shuttle||11.90 seconds||N/A|
*Results courtesy of NFL.com
- Plays the Ball Well
Harlan Miller had 11 interceptions over his final three seasons and showed an ability to track the ball and make the play. It is certainly impressive how he is able to stay with his man and find the pass and get a hand on it to break it up or make the interception.
- Good Height
At 6'0", Miller has great height for a cornerback. This is important in the NFL, and particularly the NFC South where he would regularly go up against bigger wide receivers like Mike Evans and Julio Jones.
- Excellent Press Coverage
A number of times Miller is asked to play press coverage on his man and he did an excellent job of it. He was regularly able to get a hand on his wide receiver, disrupt his route and the timing of the play.
- Poor Angles
Miller showed a willingness to track down the ball carrier, even if that meant the play was on the opposite end of the field. However, he missed a number of tackles due to taking poor angles to get to the ball carrier. This is something he will need to work on in the NFL because offenses are faster and he won't be able to recover as easily.
- Quality of Opposition
This is a certainly a question for any player that plays in a smaller conference. Miller excelled in the FCS, including being named to the second-team AP All-American team this past year. This doesn't mean that Miller will fail at the NFL however the learning curve may be a little steeper for Miller.
How he fits with the Carolina Panthers?
Miller would be an excellent fit in this Panthers' defense and draws similarities to a current Panthers' cornerback who played his collegiate football at a small college: Josh Norman.
Now that isn't to say Miller will become an All-Pro cornerback however he does have the skill set to excel in this defense. He can play the football and has the ability to stay with wide receivers in their hip pocket as they move down the field.