The Falcons made another smaller signing today, inking a deal with DE/OLB Shareef Miller.
Congratulations to #TeamDEC client @Sacks5thReef on signing with @AtlantaFalcons pic.twitter.com/Redvqnf4vr
— David Canter (@davidcanter) June 17, 2021
Miller was actually a fourth-round pick in 2019 for the Eagles after an impressive career at Penn State, where he racked up 14.5 sacks and 31.5 tackles for loss in three seasons as a Nittany Lion. He has tremendous size, standing at 6’5 and 255 pounds, which allows him to play standing up or with his hand in the dirt. However, frame is only part of the potion in the NFL. Coming out of college, there was some worry about his functional skill, and so far, it’s prevented him from making any impact at the pro-level.
Miller only played one game for the Eagles as a rookie and was waived the following summer. Since, he’s bounced around from practice squad to practice squad. The Panthers claimed him then released him, followed by another stint with the Eagles, and most recently, he was let go by the Cardinals. Miller obviously possesses some NFL traits, but it doesn’t look like he will be anything more than a practice squad body unless injuries begin to pile up.
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