Just looked over senior film for new Tennessee commitment Kyree Miller out of West Mesquite (TX) High School.
To be honest, Miller was not on our radar as a legitimate Power 5 guys before really coming into his own as a senior. At 6-foot-5 and 350 pounds, Miller is a projected guard at the SEC level and he plays with overwhelming power. I’d like to see him drop a little weight to help his mobility and getting him out to space on pulls and traps and getting to the second level of blocks on defense, but his power is what separates him as a run blocker.
Miller is a finisher, which is an essential trait when breaking down guards. He plays with a chip on his shoulder, makes contact and drives defenders way out of position or to the turf. It’s a redeeming quality as we evaluate interior offensive linemen.
Miller is tasked with pulling a good bit and has good mobility for a prospect of his size. He is effective out in space, despite being a bit off slow out of the breaks. Again, it’s an area he can improve upon when he gets in a college weight program.
Miller is a solid pass protector in limited reps against average competition. He’s a little slow opening up to protect the edge, but if he can grip a defensive lineman I like his chances of winning that battle one-on-one.
Running backs can be flashy, lineman not so much. If you are not looking for lineman they can be overlooked. I think he is just bigger than the other boys he is playing, I wonder how he would react to some big boys. I think it is a great pick up though. Can't teach size.
If he is a powerful straight ahead blocker but not quick laterally, he might be used in a jumbo package where he doesn't have to chase his victim. A player who can block straight ahead on 4th and 1 is worth a lot, even if the speed doesn't come. And if it does come... watch out.