We’re three picks deep into Day 3 for the Falcons. With their second pick of the fifth round—and fourth of the third day—the Falcons selected CB Jordan Miller from Washington with the 172nd overall pick.
It was clear that Atlanta was going add depth at CB after parting ways with CBs Robert Alford, Brian Poole, and Justin Bethel this offseason. After selecting Ohio State CB Kendall Sheffield earlier in the day to likely compete at nickel, Jordan Miller comes in to provide depth on the outside. Miller is nearly 6’1, 186, but he’s got very long arms (91st percentile) and ran a 4.49 40-yard dash.
Miller is certainly closer to the profile of CB that Dan Quinn likes on the outside. He’s a good fit as a press-man and Cover-3 style CB, and he’ll likely serve as a rotational piece for the Falcons in his early years. The biggest questions about Miller—and no Day 3 pick comes without some weaknesses—concern his thin frame and lack of ideal physicality. Quinn has shown a knack for finding secondary talent on Day 3, however, so Miller could be the latest player he manages to develop.
The Falcons have one final pick in the 2019 NFL Draft: 203 overall, near the end of the round—which was the pick they got from the Rams in the trade-up for OT Kaleb McGary.
What are your thoughts on the Falcons’ selection of CB Jordan Miller? Where do you think he fits in the CB rotation in his rookie season and beyond?