John Miller, OG

School: Louisville  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Miami, FL
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 303 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill 278'8"4.758.20

Player Overview

Started as a true freshman and 46 total games in his four seasons, alternating between left and right guard as a senior.

Physical presence in the ground game, a real people mover and power player with aggressive hands and the physical demeanor to manhandle defenders. He generates power from his lower body and is at his best when he rolls his hips to bury his targets, but can be overeager at times and fall off blocks. Has experience at both guard spots and might not be a fit for every NFL offense, but he has starting potential in a power-based scheme.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Thick upper and lower body with good length. Flexible lower body with consistent knee-bend. Quick initial movements off the snap with adequate lateral shuffle. Generates good power from his hips. Anchors and re-setting to stay stout at the point of attack. Meat cleavers for hands with a quick, heavy punch to initiate contact and toss bodies. Can shift his weight to combo block with smooth hip action. Goes in motion, pulling to make plays away from the line of scrimmage. Mean streak -- looks to destroy his target. Four-year starter (46 career starts) with experience at both guard positions.

WEAKNESSES: Overextends himself and will fall off-balance, lunge and rely on his upper body to get the job done. Quick off the snap, but slows and lacks the foot agility to recover. Allows rushers to cross his face and needs to improve his reaction quickness. Inconsistent rolling his hips at contact to drive his man instead of stopping his feet at ignition. Has some bad habits with his technique and anticipation, not always positioning his body with the correct angle. Slow eyes and can be sluggish adjusting to multiple pressures. Game appears too fast for him sometimes.

--Derek Stephens, Dane Brugler

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Player News
05/05/2015 - A closer look at the Bills' six picks: Round 3/81 -- John Miller, G, 6-2, 303, Louisville...Whaley called him a mauler, which is exactly the kind of blocker offensive coordinator Greg Roman likes for his ground-and-pound running game. Miller is a bit short for the position, and he will have to improve his technique as a pass protector. He was a four-year starter at Louisville who should be able to come in and instantly compete for the vacant left guard spot in Buffalo. - The Sports Xchange


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