Training Camp Profile: S Rontez Miles
By Jason Rodriguez
Safety Rontez Miles heads into training camp as an underrated cornerstone on defense.
With preparing for training camp, safety Rontez Miles is out to prove how good he could be this upcoming season. When he went undrafted, the New York Jets took a chance and signed Miles to a minimal contract. Since the signing, he has played hard every single game whenever his number was called.
Miles has been a reliable player that is willing to learn whatever it takes to be a successful safety in the NFL. Besides having the skills on the gridiron, he always has the sideline in a positive mood for the energy he brings. He continues to work hard and develop his game each and every week.
Below is his training camp profile as he prepares for a rough season ahead. No matter what the final record of the Jets is at season’s end, expect to see Miles among the brighter spots on the team.
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2016 SEASON REVIEW
Miles made a name for himself last season by playing all 16 games and contributed in different ways. Miles recorded 34 tackles, three forced fumbles, and 23 assisted tackles.
These numbers could continue to grow if he plays with the same demeanor like he has had the past few seasons. He could become an even more impactful player if he comes out playing strong in the preseason and regular season.
2017 SEASON OUTLOOK
Expectations are elevated this season for Miles as we may see him have a breakout season this year which is exactly what the Jets need to have. Miles looks to build on the success he had last season and become an everyday player.
He learned a lot from getting the playing time when the starters were out. Miles shows the potential to have a successful career with the talent he displays. With a revamped secondary in 2017, the pressure Miles and company will bring opposing quarterbacks will help make others jobs a little easier.
TRAINING CAMP PREDICTION
Miles is expected to do well in training camp and possibly earn a starting safety position. He will look to continue to build his game up and become an even better player in 2017. Look for him to make some noise and become a player that is reliable throughout the year.