Round 6: Harlan Miller, CB, Cardinals
Best player available: Harlan Miller, CB, Cardinals
Best player at the same position: Kyle Murphy, OT, Packers
The pick was actually really difficult. The best player in terms of their performance was by far Harlan Miller. The problem is that the guy played two games. He also played as a safety which makes the pick less appealing.
It was also difficult with a guy like Dadi Nicolas on the board. Dadi is an edge rusher which is a pretty big need for the Packers right now. The issue with that selection is twofold.
First, it’s not even close between Miller and Nicolas. Miller, small sample size or not, was fantastic. Nicolas was average at best and would probably still struggle to find playing time in 2017.
Second, Dadi is also not much better than Kyle Murphy which would have made the pick just disrespectful to Ted.
The two caveats to this pick, playing corner as well as safety and playing 16 games as well as he played those two, are massive assumptions. That said, Miller, as a sixth-round pick, was given the same grade by PFF as Josh Norman.
If the Redskins are willing to pay up $75M for that kind of production, I’m thinking the Packers can risk a sixth-rounder for it.
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