CHRIS­TIAN MILLER

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Nfl Draft / Panthers - — BRENDAN MARKS

Round: 4 (115th over­all pick)

Height: 6-3. Weight: 247.

Po­si­tion: De­fen­sive end/out­side line­backer.

Col­lege: Alabama.

What he of­fers: Miller has the length and ath­leti­cism the Carolina Pan­thers like in their edge rush­ers, espe­cially as they plan to mix more 3-4 and 4-3 de­fen­sive fronts this sea­son. He only had one sea­son of sub­stan­tial pro­duc­tion for the Crim­son Tide and will need to add strength at the next level, but has solid tech­nique and foot­work al­ready.

Worth men­tion­ing: The Pan­thers al­ready added one edge rusher in first-round pick Brian Burns, but after the team’s strug­gles pres­sur­ing the quar­ter­back last sea­son, they dou­ble-dip at the po­si­tion here with Miller. There’s a chance he can join the ro­ta­tion as a rookie.

Bet you didn’t know: Miller, a five-star re­cruit out of Columbia, is the son of for­mer South Carolina Game­cock and NFL vet­eran Corey Miller.

What they’re say­ing: “This kid has tremen­dously long arms ... but dura­bil­ity is the big­gest con­cern. Not a bad pick if you can keep him on the field.” - ESPN an­a­lyst Mel Kiper Jr.

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