When the Falcons double dipped at cornerback in this draft, it was a clear sign they were looking to bolster their depth and give them more talent for the future. The big question wasn’t whether Kendall Sheffield and Jordan Miller were going to contribute, but when.
We still don’t know the answer to that, but we do know that Miller and Sheffield look good in the early going.
Take Dan Quinn’s comments on the duo before the Hall of Fame Game, where he emphasized their versatility and attributes,
“We’re playing both of them outside and inside...both outside at corner and some nickel. The things that came through from Jordan’s side of things, I really feel his length outside. I think he’s got really good ball skills.
For Sheffield, it’s his speed for sure that allows him to stay down. He can run with all the receivers here, and we’ve got some fast ones.”
Then we got to the game action. Sheffield looked as fast and capable as advertised and Miller had a great game overall, including a near interception. The Falcons clearly love both players, and thus far we haven’t seen any major hiccups that would convince us that love is misplaced.
They’re not likely to be higher than fourth and fifth on the cornerback depth chart in 2019, but their strong practice and early play means the Falcons won’t be in dire straits if things go south with