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Another Gem from Georgia?

Prince Miller an undrafted and unsigned cornerback from the University of Georgia is trying to earn a spot with the Ravens. 

A web blog from Ken Murray, Baltimoresun.com, “Prince Miller Comes Up Big,” mentioned the 5 foot 8 corner in passing camp breaking up a pass intended for the 6-4 rookie TE Dennis Pitta. http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/.  

The journey of Miller brings to mind another Georgia free agent, linebacker Dannell Ellerbe, who made the team last year as a undrafted player, then was elevated to a starter late in the season including the playoffs.  It may be premature to think Prince Miller could be another gem, but he’s worth keeping your eye on.

A few positives going for Prince Miller:

Miller will have some proving to do and training camp is just around the corner.   One thing the undrafted corner has going for himself is that he can play special teams where he had some success as a punt returner at the University of Georgia. The team looks to improve in punt returns as Chris Carr was steady, yet not explosive.  Second, and obviously, depth at the corner position is a team need and it might be a role Miller can fill.  As Ken Murray points out, “Miller played mostly in the nickel at Georgia and returned kicks, an area he hopes to exploit with the Ravens.”

Here’s some pre-draft analysis:

 Three-year starter who totaled 42 tackles and broke up two passes as a senior. Junior numbers included 50 tackles. Has one interception to his credit at Georgia.

Draft Projection: 5th – 6th rounder. Potential Free Agent

 Pro Day Results: CB Prince Miller (5-8 3/8, 192) ran 4.39 and 4.43 in the 40, had a 37 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 9-8 broad jump, a 4.15 short shuttle, a 6.74 three-cone drill and did 22 bench press reps. He looked really good.” – Gil Brandt, NFL.com

SI.com Breakdown:

Positives: Physical and aggressive cornerback with marginal speed. Plays with a large degree of suddenness, fast up the field and works hard to defend running plays or screen passes. Wraps up tackling and effectively brings down ball handlers in the open field. Displays an explosive break to the ball out of his plant. Effectively reads receivers eyes and then gets his head back around to locate the ball.

Negatives: Lacks the great closing or recovery speed. Struggles staying downfield with opponents.

Analysis: Miller is a tough defensive back with marginal size/speed numbers for the next level. He’s likely to slip through the cracks of the draft, yet he will have a real chance to make it as a dime back/special teams player this summer. http://157.166.224.105/football/2010/draft/players/54166.html


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One Response to “Another Gem from Georgia?”

  1. rocky says:

    Hopefully this “Prince” will reign land in the “Kingdom of the Ravens”!

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