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John Miller | Guard

Team: Louisville Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/12/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 325

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Bills selected Louisville G John Miller with the No. 81 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.
Miller (6'3/303) made 46 career starts for Louisville, all at left guard. He was an honorable mention All-ACC pick as a senior. Miller had a concerning Combine, running 5.33 with a 27-inch vertical and managing a 14 on the Wonderlic. An undersized guard with big (10 1/4"), heavy hands, Miller was a power player in college who struggled at times in pass protection. He projects as a potential starter at guard -- an area of need for the Bills. Fri, May 1, 2015 10:42:00 PM

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A pair of anonymous NFL scout speaking with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel both said Louisville G John Miller has limitations.

"You like the way he plays," said the first. "He's tough, but he's 6-2 and 300. OK athlete. He's got some quickness but he's not a great player. He struggles in protection some. Gets beaten on the edges." Miller improved from 7 to 14 on the Wonderlic on a second try, but the MJS reports some teams wonder if he'll be able to react and adjust. "Learning is a little bit of a process," the second scout said. "Pass pro is good enough. Oh, yeah, he's a good player." Miller was a four-year starter at guard. We're big fans, higher on the Cardinal prospect than either of these two gentlemen. Josh Norris ranks Miller as the No. 4 interior offensive line prospect.
Sun, Apr 26, 2015 01:03:00 AM

Louisville G John Miller is visiting the Saints on Wednesday, according to Rand Getlin.

You know we love John Miller's game. In fact, Josh Norris ranks Miller as the No. 4 interior offensive lineman in this class. He has experience on both the left and right side in Booby Petrino's offense. Miller is explosive and strong in a phone booth.
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 12:33:00 PM

Louisville OG John Miller "is a big, powerful and nasty guy who knows how to play the game," wrote the National Football Post's Greg Gabriel.

"Miller has versatility in that he has experience at both guard and center," Gabriel wrote. "Given his athletic limitations, he may be best suited to play center at the next level. At the center position, I can see him being an eventual starter. At guard, I see a backup only. Coaches are going to love him because of his competitiveness and aggressiveness. He will be an interesting guy to track during his career with his strong intangibles." Miller has been gaining steam over the past month. Previously ignored for reasons we can't explain, Miller has quickly moved into the middle-round discussion. NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah projects Miller as a Rds. 3-4 pick.
Mon, Apr 6, 2015 12:52:00 AM

Louisville OG John Miller "should be worth a third round pick for a team looking for a reliable, blue collar interior lineman," wrote CBS Sports' Frank Cooney.

"Despite gaining a national reputation at Miami's Central High School as a ferocious blocker and playing extremely well at Louisville his entire career, Miller was seldom mentioned as a pro prospect until this year," Cooney wrote. "His excellent technique and efficiency of movement more than compensated for his lack of elite athletic ability." Miller was slighted by the Senior Bowl, but all turned out fine when he dominated at the East-West Shrine Game. "Miller has the relative low center of gravity and thick base that scouts look for in interior lineman and has long enough arms (33"). In pass protection, he showed balance and reasonably light feet to mirror, as well as strong hands to latch and control," CBS Sports' Rob Rang wrote from the scene. NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah projects Miller as a Rds. 3-4 pick.
Source: CBS Sports
Thu, Apr 2, 2015 11:32:00 PM

NFL Media's Mike Mayock said Louisville senior OG John Miller's "upside for me is as a starting guard in the NFL."

"He plays with great base and power in the run game," Mayock said during the game's broadcast. The four-year starter is a mauling hammer-on-nail type. NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah projects Miller as a Rds. 3-4 pick. Miller ranked as our No. 3 prospect at the Shrine Game, though we wouldn't be surprised if he's tabbed higher than any other player in the game.
Source: NFL.com
Sun, Jan 18, 2015 10:33:00 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang wrote that Louisville senior OG John Miller "simply blasted defenders off the line throughout much of the [Shrine Game]."

"Miller has the relative low center of gravity and thick base that scouts look for in interior lineman and has long enough arms (33")," Rang wrote. "In pass protection, he showed balance and reasonably light feet to mirror, as well as strong hands to latch and control. He also demonstrated the core flexibility and power to anchor against the bull rush." Rotoworld's Josh Norris ranked Miller as the event's No. 3 prospect. "My offensive darkhorse for first E-W Shrine attendee selected this spring," Norris wrote. "I really, really like Miller’s game. First, he is powerful on initial contact to stop his opponents’ momentum. Add on an athletic lower half and experience playing both on the left and right side, and I don’t see why Miller won’t contribute as a rookie."
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Jan 18, 2015 08:33:00 PM

Louisville senior OG John Miller "flashed explosive lower body traits and point of attack power to be a people mover in the ground game" at Shrine Game practices, wrote CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"He has also taken well to coaching, improving in several areas throughout the week," Brugler wrote. "On Monday, coaches scolded him for not rolling his hips prior to contact during drills, but he showed much better hip snap prior to engaging with his target on Wednesday. Miller, who played both left and right guard in college, might be the highest rated offensive lineman in this game." Miller currently totes a mid-round grade. An AFC scout told NFL.com earlier this week that he "really [likes]" Miller's power.
Source: CBS Sports
Fri, Jan 16, 2015 05:12:00 PM

An AFC scout said that he "really [likes]" the power of Louisville senior OG John Miller.

"I really like his power a lot," the scout said. "He's not going to be dynamic outside of his box, but he's got really noticeable power, and that keeps you in the league a long time." Miller is currently impressing scouts at East-West Shrine Game practices. "He won't make sense for teams that like to run stretch plays and get their offensive linemen in space, but Miller flashed plenty of power in his hands and an ability to sit down and anchor against pass rushers in one-on-one drills throughout the morning session," wrote NFL.com's Lance Zeirlein. CBS Sports' Derek Stephens labeled Miller as a mid-round prospect over the summer and said Miller could become "a terrific pro" due to his durability and consistency.
Source: NFL.com
Wed, Jan 14, 2015 04:06:00 PM

Louisville senior OG John Miller made his debut on Mel Kiper's positional rankings, checking in as the No. 8 guard.

Miller accepted an invite to the East-West Shrine Game last month and will have ample opportunity to prove his worth to scouts after the season. CBS Sports' Derek Stephens labeled Miller as a mid-round prospect over the summer and said Miller could become "a terrific pro" due to his durability and consistency. "While he may lack elite athleticism, Miller demonstrates intelligence, sound technique and toughness in the trenches with enough quickness in a short area to be a reliable pass-protector when asked to slide and mirror interior rushers, and his initial burst off the snap enables him to get to the 2nd level and target efficiently," Stephens wrote.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 10:14:00 PM

Louisville senior OG John Miller will play in the East-West Shrine Game.

CBS Sports' Derek Stephens labeled Miller as a mid-round prospect over the summer and said Miller could become "a terrific pro" due to his durability and consistency. "While he may lack elite athleticism, Miller demonstrates intelligence, sound technique and toughness in the trenches with enough quickness in a short area to be a reliable pass-protector when asked to slide and mirror interior rushers, and his initial burst off the snap enables him to get to the 2nd level and target efficiently," Stephens wrote. "From a technical standpoint, Miller exhibits good bend in his lower half and is rarely overwhelmed as he keeps his feet moving, resets without wasted motion, and establishes good extension to keep defenders out of his frame." Miller was a second-team All-AAC honoree last year.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 07:21:00 PM

CBS Sports' Derek Stephens tabs Louisville senior OG John Miller as a mid-round prospect.

Miller was a second-team All-AAC honoree last year as the starting left guard on a high-octane offense. "While he may lack elite athleticism, Miller demonstrates intelligence, sound technique and toughness in the trenches with enough quickness in a short area to be a reliable pass-protector when asked to slide and mirror interior rushers, and his initial burst off the snap enables him to get to the 2nd level and target efficiently," Stephens wrote. "From a technical standpoint, Miller exhibits good bend in his lower half and is rarely overwhelmed as he keeps his feet moving, resets without wasted motion, and establishes good extension to keep defenders out of his frame." The analyst believes Miller could become "a terrific pro" due to his durability and consistency.
Source: CBS Sports
Sat, Jul 19, 2014 03:48:00 PM