With Desmond Trufant done for the year, time to give Atlanta Falcons Jordan Miller more reps


It is your time to shine Jordan Miller. The Atlanta Falcons rookie cornerback will hopefully see more reps over the final three games of the season.

The time has come for Atlanta Falcons rookie cornerback Jordan Miller to showcase his ball-hawking skills. With a season-ending injury to Desmond Trufant, Miller should see plenty more reps over the final three games this season.

The Atlanta Falcons drafted the 6’2″ rookie out of the University of Washington in the fifth round of the 2019 draft. Miller is more of a long shot to become an eventual NFL starter, but the stage is set for him in the next few weeks.

Miller has the ideal size in terms of height. He possesses three qualities that the Falcons like, which is why they drafted him…speed, athleticism, and length.

The former track star needs to add some muscle to his frame, as he weighs in at 190 lbs. He does well in pass coverage and should bring some physicality to the secondary. He’s seen action primarily on special teams so far this season, mainly as a gunner.

The Falcons utilize the same Cover 1 and Cover 3 that Miller played in college at Washington. He even went up again future NFL wide receivers John Ross and Dante Pettis numerous times in practice. He learned from practicing with, studying and watching former Huskie alumni and present NFL players Sidney Jones and Budda Baker.

Miller scored very well at the scouting combine and made a name for himself. The Falcons felt as though they could not pass him up and snagged him up with the 172nd pick overall.

Never one to lack confidence, Miller made headlines in training camp by challenging Julio Jones and telling him he wanted to cover him, learn from him and get better.

The fact that he was eager to cover Jones in training camp and learn from the best spoke volumes. It takes a lot of confidence and guts to approach the game’s best wide receiver from the onset of training camp and make such a bold statement.

Miller won’t be starting anytime soon, as he will be backing up Isaiah Oliver and Blidi Wreh-Wilson at the cornerback spot. It is yet to be determined as to how much playing time he actually gets and how many snaps he sees on defense.

As a rookie cornerback, there is a steep learning curve. There will be bumps in the road as well as some growing pains. This is all part of the process for Miller.

Reps and experience are exactly what Miller needs, as this will help to grow and develop his confidence on the field even further.

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All eyes will be on Jordan Miller during the final three games, providing he receives the defensive reps he should. If he plays with the swagger, physicality, and self-confidence that he did in college where he had six career interceptions, he just might have a bright future with the Falcons for years to come.