Shareef Miller, DE, Penn State
Round 4, Pick 138
The Eagles made a young mans dream come true on the final day of the draft by selecting Philadelphia native, Shareef Miller. As we’ve seen over the years, the Eagles love their local prospects. From a locker room standpoint, this is a great selection. It won’t be hard to convince a lifelong Eagles fan that this team is the real deal. He’s already sold on the squad.
Seeing as though Chris Long may not return to the Eagles, he made it clear to Howie Roseman and the front office that they should be drafting as if he’s out of the picture. And since Roseman, Joe Douglas, and Doug Pederson had nothing but great things to say about this year’s defensive line class, it was to be expected that the Eagles were going to take a defensive lineman. However, it was shocking to see them wait until the fourth round to do so.
Shareef Miller, like other mid-round prospects, comes in as a bit of a project. He has upside, and could realistically find himself in a rotational role, but it’s not going to come easy. The good news about this pick is he won’t have to stand out like a lone star to get snaps. The Eagles love using a healthy rotation, and those who earn snaps will get them. Miller might not turn out to be a sack master in the NFL, but he could be reliable in helping out in the run game as early as the 2020 season.