Every fan of the Nitany Lions or ‘Birds’ should check out this Big Ten highlight reel featuring the Philadelphia Eagles’ new defensive end, Shareef Miller.
Sometimes guys look better on film than they actually are. Sometimes, it’s more about scheme than actual talent. Every once in a while what happens at the collegiate level doesn’t translate to the NFL. Over the next few months, you’ll hear a lot of things like that said in conjunction with Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Shareef Miller.
You know what? Who cares? What does it matter if he’s raw right now? That’s why you have coaches. Did anyone ever say he was the second coming of Reggie White? No we didn’t. All we know is the Eagles saw something in him that made them use a fourth-round selection on him.
Drafts can be won on the third day. Often times, they are. After the second round, the Eagles made two more selections in the 2019 version of the NFL Draft. You read that correctly. They made two more selections in the final five rounds.
What did they do? They focused on what you need to do to win in the NFL these days. We’ve said it 200 times. We’ll say it again. You go and get a quarterback, and the Eagles did that, Clayton Thorson of Northwestern. Then, they went and got a guy to make life miserable for the quarterback.
That’s right. We’re talking about Shareef Miller, and right now, we don’t care about the questions about him as a pass rusher, what people say about his ability to control the point of attack, or whether or not he can control the edge at the pro level.
We’ll worry about that as we get him some practice reps and as we get closer to the preseason. Right now, we just want to see the highlights, and we found some good ones. Take a second and take a gander:
Clip courtesy of the Big Ten Network’s official YouTube channel
Ladies and gentlemen, no one racks up 100 total tackles (58 were solo), 14.5 sacks and a forced fumble over the course of a 34-game collegiate career because they can’t play. We’ll see how it all translates and how he’s improved soon enough.