Draft Pick: Eagles select Penn St. DE Shareef Miller in the fourth round
27 April 2019 DRAFT Eagles News
In the fourth round of the NFL draft, the Philadelphia Eagles have found themselves another defensive end.
With the 138th pick in the NFL draft, the Eagles have taken Penn State defensive end, Shareef Miller. Miller had 7.5 sacks last season for the Nittany Lions, he left early and bet on himself and it worked out.
Below is a scouting report on Miller via NFL.com.
“Projection-based defensive end who with good size and athletic traits but a lack of functional skill at this point. Miller doesn’t play with early, aggressive hands in the run game or as a rusher and that severely limits his consistency in both areas. His lack of instincts as a rusher is a concern, but improving his approach at the top of the rush should be coachable. He’s a rangy edge defender with moldable traits, but until he’ll be stuck in a holding pattern of “potential” until he develops his fundamentals.”
Miller has the opportunity to play behind a few big-time pass rushers as a member of the Eagles next season. Learning behind the likes of Brandon Graham, Derek Barnett and company can bold well for him. However, with the Eagles liking to rotate their defensive line, expect him to get his fair share of reps. He could end up being a big-time playmaker for the Eagles off of the bench.
Adding a young defensive end to the Eagles was going to be key for them in this draft. Miller is a big body edge rusher who gets to the quarterback frequently. With just their fourth-round pick, the Eagles could have found a gem.
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