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Round 2, Pick 54, Miami selects... LB Raekwon McMillan
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:56 pm    Post subject: Round 2, Pick 54, Miami selects... LB Raekwon McMillan Reply with quote



There we go, a Linebacker. A good one too. Like it.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like that pick
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems ok to me, it is a big position of need.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm also fine with this! Asiata in the 3rd?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's still some good guards available Dion Dawkins, DoRion Johnson, Pat Elflein to name a few
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like this pick. He has better instincts than Cunningham, and there are several starting caliber OGs still available.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

green4gulf wrote:
I like this pick. He has better iintincts than Cunningham, and there are several starting caliber OGs still available.


Yeah never been a fan of Cunningham. Glad we didn't go that way.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Emerica wrote:
green4gulf wrote:
I like this pick. He has better iintincts than Cunningham, and there are several starting caliber OGs still available.


Yeah never been a fan of Cunningham. Glad we didn't go that way.


I like Cunningham but I see him being a weak side OLB only, whereas McMillian I think could play any of 4-3 LB positions.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting pick to me. McMillan is the complete opposite of Harris, in that he's really good against the run but probably comes off the field in passing situations. If you combine the first 2 picks, you get one solid player.
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Glad to see them address LB though, even if I thought it was a bit early on McMillan, given his deficiencies in coverage.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hrubes20 wrote:
Interesting pick to me. McMillan is the complete opposite of Harris, in that he's really good against the run but probably comes off the field in passing situations. If you combine the first 2 picks, you get one solid player.
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Glad to see them address LB though, even if I thought it was a bit early on McMillan, given his deficiencies in coverage.


I see McMillian as a pretty solid coverage LB. I expect to see him and Kiko in our nickel package. He isn't amazing in man coverage, but good luck finding a LB that is LOL. I feel his zone coverage skills are more than adequate. I don't expect us to run much man coverage underneath, even in the nickel, so I think it's a great pick for us in round 2.
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green4gulf wrote:
hrubes20 wrote:
Interesting pick to me. McMillan is the complete opposite of Harris, in that he's really good against the run but probably comes off the field in passing situations. If you combine the first 2 picks, you get one solid player.
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Glad to see them address LB though, even if I thought it was a bit early on McMillan, given his deficiencies in coverage.


I see McMillian as a pretty solid coverage LB. I expect to see him and Kiko in our nickel package. He isn't amazing in man coverage, but good luck finding a LB that is LOL. I feel his zone coverage skills are more than adequate. I don't expect us to run much man coverage underneath, even in the nickel, so I think it's a great pick for us in round 2.


I don't share your optimism for his zone coverage abilities, but am definitely hoping I am wrong. At least there is little to no debate about his prowess against the run.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McMillian is an old school thumper, the perfect LB to play SLB.
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So after going back and looking at tons of tape on McMillan, here is what I saw.

He is above average playing in space. He has enough speed and quickness to get to the ball carrier, and is good at breaking the play down and getting to the right spot.

He is very reactive in pass coverage. He seemed to wait for the ball to be thrown before attacking the receiver. Due to this, he gave a pretty big cushion to the receiver, allowing allot of completions. He seemed to be hesitant to attack the ball.

One power run downs, he attacked the lead blocker, but at times wasn't strong enough to clog the running lane. He would get moved out consistently. He would keep fighting, and many times would be able to get back to the ball carrier.

RM needs to add some muscle to his frame. He looks like he can carry another 10 lbs. This should help him get past blockers.

I like this pick, as RM seems to be a great kid and the flaws he has, can be worked on. A couple years in a NFL strength program, with a good diet, and some coaching on how to read passing plays, he should be able to get better.
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ericsvibe wrote:
So after going back and looking at tons of tape on McMillan, here is what I saw.

He is above average playing in space. He has enough speed and quickness to get to the ball carrier, and is good at breaking the play down and getting to the right spot.

He is very reactive in pass coverage. He seemed to wait for the ball to be thrown before attacking the receiver. Due to this, he gave a pretty big cushion to the receiver, allowing allot of completions. He seemed to be hesitant to attack the ball.

One power run downs, he attacked the lead blocker, but at times wasn't strong enough to clog the running lane. He would get moved out consistently. He would keep fighting, and many times would be able to get back to the ball carrier.

RM needs to add some muscle to his frame. He looks like he can carry another 10 lbs. This should help him get past blockers.

I like this pick, as RM seems to be a great kid and the flaws he has, can be worked on. A couple years in a NFL strength program, with a good diet, and some coaching on how to read passing plays, he should be able to get better.


Im seeing the same. I don't think he's weak in pass coverage, but he's no Luke Keuchly. He definitely gets to his spot in the zone with plenty of time to tackle the receiver......although he isn't going to jump a lot of routes. OSU even had him man up on slot receivers and I was surprised how tight he played them on underneath and crossing routes.

I see his weakness as being inconsistent at tackling and at stacking and shedding. One play he absolutely wrecks ball carriers and the next he misses the tackle. He is best at Will where he can run and chase, but should still be a big upgrade over Misi at Sam.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

His best games were against Michigan and Clemson. He's a Brandon Spikes type of LB. He never lived up to his hype coming out of High School and was a JAG.
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