Lamar Miller Scouting Report

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Lamar Miller Scouting Report

Position: RB
Conference: ACC
School: Miami Hurricanes
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #6
Height & Weight: 5'11 - 212 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Second Round
Drafted 4.2 in 2012 by MIA

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.40
Vertical jump33.0
Broad jumpDNP

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Lamar Miller, RB, Miami

There really wasn't much point to redshirting Miller in 2009, because there was no way the Hurricanes were keeping this guy around for four years. Not surprisingly, the running back is gone after two productive years at Miami. As a freshman, Miller amassed 646 yards and six touchdowns on just 108 carries. His yards per carry average (6.0 in 2010) was right up there again in 2011 (5.6) despite a much bigger sample size. In 12 games, Miller rushed 227 times for 1272 and six touchdowns. He has seven 100-yard rushing games, including a 184-yard performance against Ohio State.

The Miami native is built solidly at 5'11'' and 212 pounds. His speed is what is going to earn him his paycheck on Sundays; he generally runs a 4.40 in the 40-yard dash and has been clocked as fast as 4.32 from that distance. With that combination of speed and size, Miller is a load to tackle and he rarely goes down on initial impact. It often requires a lot more than just one defender to end the play when Miller has the ball. Areas in which he could improve are blocking and receiving skills out of the backfield. He caught 28 passes in his career at Miami, an average of 14 per season. Miller is in a fierce competition to be the second running back selected after Trent Richardson. No worse than a second-round selection is a virtual lock and a late first-round pick is possible.

Last Updated Apr-16-2012 by Ricky Dimon

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Prediction: 1st Round

Will impress everyone with amazing speed but he has no change-of-direction ability. Huge bust at top 15 overall. This straight -line speedster is a KR superstar and career backup RB. Makes perfect sense in round 3.

Posted by: 02/21/12 08:19 PM