Ravens rookie free agent Prince Miller, an undrafted 5’8” corner back out of the University of Georgia, is here to make the roster and he is motivated to make it the NFL in any way possible and is willing to help the Ravens out in any area of need.
Miller, whose named was not called in April’s draft, has turned some heads at the Ravens’ rookie mini camp after posting four productive seasons as a Georgia Bulldog, in which he started 31 games over the last three seasons. And with a glaring hole at corner with two starters from last year coming back from injuries in Lardarius Webb and Fabian Washington, Miller could be seeing the field a lot more than any other rookie would.
Miller said that he is progressing well so far in Ravens rookie camp, but it’s still an adjustment for him, the biggest concern being learning the giant binder of a playbook defensive coordinator Greg Mattison handed him when he came to Owings Mills.
“The biggest thing is studying film and the playbook,” Miller said. “Ability takes care of itself.”
Miller also has skills returning punts, and he might be filling in for Lardarius Webb in that area as well. In his last two seasons at Georgia, he returned 28 punts for 417 yards and a score. And he is also a prowess on special teams, as he is a solid tackler covering kicks and even blocked a kick while at UGA.
Miller is actually in a similar situation that former Georgia teammate Danell Ellerbe was in last year when he came to the Ravens as a rookie free agent linebacker. And the experts are saying that he has just a good a chance as Ellerbe to make the squad, and he said that the preparation he and Ellerbe gave him at the University of Georgia for the next level of competition.
“I played with some great players who are now in the NFL,” Miller said.
Miller says that he just wants a chance to show he can play football, no matter where he plays. He doesn’t care.
“Any way they need me,” Miller said. “If I get my opportunity, I’m going to make the most of it.”
It’s extra motivation for Miller, who really felt disappointed after not getting selected by a team in the 2010 NFL Draft. It just makes him that much more determined to go out and play his best for the Ravens.
“I thought I had a good chance to get picked in the later rounds,” Miller noted. “It’s just extra motivation to go out there and play better.”
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