Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Donnie Miles

Safety
School: North Carolina | Conference: ACC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-10.5 / 211 | 40: 4.66 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
2.87
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Four-year starter who played six games in 2017 before suffering a season-ending broken forearm and made 37 tackles with one interception and one forced fumble. Posted 102 tackles (three for loss) on his way to being named Honorable Mention All-ACC after his junior season. Led the team with 128 tackles and forced one fumble in 2015. Started six games as a redshirt freshman and made 53 tackles (four for loss) with one sack.
Pos: 
Tough, downhill safety best defending the run. Fires up the field, displays a quick closing burst and wraps up tackling. Hard hitter who works to jar the ball loose. Takes proper angles to the action, effectively picks up coverage assignments and locates passes in the air. Physical and mixes it up with opponents.
Neg: 
One-speed defender. Shows hesitation and isn’t quick to react in coverage. Average lateral speed.
Analysis: 
Miles is a nice-sized safety with poor speed and average ball skills who could line up as a traditional strong safety but must earn his wage on special teams.