Fifth Round, 157th Pick: Harlan Miller
The Broncos had the best defense in the history of the NFL last year. One of its biggest strengths was the secondary of Aqib Talib, Chris Harris and Bradley Roby (three legitimate shutdown corners). The team lost Omar Bolden in free agency to the Chicago Bears, making it imperative for the Broncos to add more depth in the secondary.
Harlan Miller (#1 in the picture above) is from an FCS school, Southeastern Louisiana. Miller played mostly press and off-man coverage while at Southeastern Louisiana following the top wide receiver option on offense. 6-0 182 lbs, Miller has a tall frame and good wingspan, but he can get hung up on blockers from time to time. He has quick feet to be able to react, change direction with ease and plant the foot to jump in front of a pass. The best part of Miller’s game is he competes at the line of scrimmage making it difficult for a player to respond with tremendous ball skills. Miller plays with a chip on his shoulder that could continue to rub off on his teammates.
Despite attending a FCS school like Southeastern Louisiana, Miller played at a high level. Broncos tend take a chance on small school talent and Miller will be another one to the mix in round five.
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