This afternoon, we take a look at another member of the Jets UDFA’s. We are switching sides of the ball today to take a look at a guy that plays a position of need, free safety. He comes from a little known school known as California University at Pennsylvania. His name is Rontez Miles, and that is who we are talking about this afternoon.
Rontez stands at 6’0″, 203 pounds. He did earn an invite to the NFL Combine, and ran the 40 yard dash in 4.62 seconds.
For a complete write-up and profile, including his college highlights and stats, read the full profile from our friends at nflmocks.com.
Here is some video on Miles to give you some thoughts on this young man’s ability:
PROS: Wow, can this kid hit! Time after time on this tape, you see him jacking up somebody, whether it’s a receiver, running back or the quarterback on the blitz. I wonder if this guy watched Laron play because he hits like him. He is as fast as anything too. Watch him close on a receiver, or even close on the punter when he blocked a punt. Fast! You have to like the way he can smoothly go into pass coverage and make a pick, as well as come up on the blitz and/or to stop the run.
CONS: First thing that always will come up with a player from a lower division school is the level of competition. He just isn’t facing the same level of player as the players that went in the draft, and that hurts. The level of competition moving to the pros because a greater curve than someone coming from a larger school. As far as his play, I still want to see him blitz when it gets picked up. A lot of the blitzing he did, he came in untouched, and that won’t happen often in the NFL.
All in all, I like what I see from this young man a lot. With the defections of Laron and Bell, the Jets are thin at the position, although Laron’s brother helps. This guy will have every chance to make the team, and I believe he can do it.