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E-W Shrine Review

Post by dead_poet » Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:36 am

http://www.rotoworld.com/articles/cfb/5 ... ine-review
1. WR Tre McBride, William & Mary - The clear top prospect at the event. McBride consistently generated separation from corners in one on one drills at a variety of levels with a variety of routes. McBride still came down with contested or acrobatic catches even when covered. He is not locked to one alignment and McBride could even win from the slot.
6. CB Damian Swann, Georgia - My defensive darkhorse for first E-W Shrine attendee selected this spring. Swann’s Georgia tape is a lot of fun to watch, as he flashes extreme aggression for the position, especially when asked to blitz. He absolutely held up in one on ones this week and started to anticipate routes and movements towards the end of the week.
3. G John Miller, Louisville - My offensive darkhorse for first E-W Shrine attendee selected this spring. 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.
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OG John Miller (6'2 | 321 | 5.33 | #70)
A 34-game starter in his Louisville career, Miller earned second-team All-AAC honors starting all thirteen games at left guard last year as the Cardinals offense put up 35.2 points, and 460.8 yards per contest. 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. 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. Another mid-round type of prospect who's durability and consistency could make him a terrific pro.
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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.
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Re: E-W Shrine Review

Post by CbusVikesFan » Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:42 pm

Are we daydreaming? :D Miller would be great to have on the Vikings. His line mate his garnering some attention this week as well.
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Re: E-W Shrine Review

Post by dead_poet » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:50 am

Mayock's opinion of him was positive:
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.
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Re: E-W Shrine Review

Post by dead_poet » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:52 am

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John Miller - G - Cardinals

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."
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Re: E-W Shrine Review

Post by Purple bruise » Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:51 pm

It would be like "old home week" if the Vikes got Parker and Miller for TB :thumbsup:
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Re: E-W Shrine Review

Post by The Breeze » Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:16 pm

Miller sounds like a great prospect for the Vikes, being that he could play straight out of camp. Will be really nice if they can shore up the left side and add some quality depth.
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