Kolton Miller

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Kolton Miller
No. 74 – Oakland Raiders
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1995-10-09) October 9, 1995 (age 24)
Redwood City, California
Height:6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Weight:328 lb (149 kg)
Career information
High school:Roseville (Roseville, California)
College:UCLA
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2019
Games played:28
Games started:28
Player stats at NFL.com

Kolton Daniel Miller (born October 9, 1995) is an American football offensive tackle for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at UCLA.

College career[edit]

Miller made his first career start at UCLA in 2015 after Conor McDermott was injured against California. Miller took over as starting tackle for UCLA from that game on.[1] He later started the first five games of the 2016 season, but was injured against Arizona and was out for the rest of the season.[2] After the 2017 season, Miller announced that he would declare for the 2018 NFL Draft.[3]

Professional career[edit]

At the NFL combine, Miller set a combine record for an offensive lineman with a 10'1" broad jump.[4]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 8 58 in
(2.05 m)
309 lb
(140 kg)
34 18 in
(0.87 m)
10 34 in
(0.27 m)
4.91 s 1.67 s 2.82 s 4.49 s 7.34 s 31 12 in
(0.80 m)
10 ft 1 in
(3.07 m)
24 reps
All values from NFL Draft[5][6]

2018 season: Rookie year[edit]

Miller was drafted by the Oakland Raiders with the 15th overall pick in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.[7] On May 18, 2018, Miller signed a four-year rookie deal.[8] He was named the Raiders starting left tackle to start the 2018 season, beating out veteran Donald Penn, who was moved to right tackle.[9][10] In Week 5 against the Los Angeles Chargers, Miller allowed 3 sacks on quarterback Derek Carr in a 26–10 loss.[11] In week 6 against the Seattle Seahawks, Miller allowed another three sacks on Carr. In Week 8 against the Indianapolis Colts, Miller and the offensive line bounced back and did not allow a single sack in the game.

2019 season[edit]

Despite the signing of veteran Trent Brown, head coach Jon Gruden announced that Miller would remain at left tackle with Brown moving to right.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wang, Jack. "UCLA freshman tackle Kolton Miller making presence felt". Los Angeles Daily News.
  2. ^ Thuc Nhi Nguyen. "UCLA OT Kolton Miller in cast after injury vs. Arizona". Los Angeles Daily News.
  3. ^ Goldberg, Rob. "Kolton Miller Declares for 2018 NFL Draft After 3 Years at UCLA". Bleacher Report.
  4. ^ "NFL Combine results: Offensive line winners and losers in the bench press, 40-yard dash, and other workouts". SBNation.com. March 2, 2018. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  5. ^ "NFL Draft Prospect Profile - Kolton Miller". nfl.com. March 1, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  6. ^ "UCLA OT Kolton Miller : 2018 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  7. ^ "Raiders Select Kolton Miller In First Round Of 2018 NFL Draft". Raiders.com. April 26, 2018. Archived from the original on April 27, 2018.
  8. ^ "Raiders sign Kolton Miller". NFL. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  9. ^ Gutierrez, Paul (August 22, 2018). "Raiders' Kolton Miller solidifying starter status at left tackle". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  10. ^ Gutierrez, Paul (August 14, 2018). "Raiders' Donald Penn activated off PUP, moved to right tackle". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  11. ^ Bair, Scott (October 7, 2018). "Injury-riddled Raiders offensive line struggles vs. Chargers pass rush". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  12. ^ Teope, Herbie (May 3, 2019). "Jon Gruden: Trent Brown will play RT; Kolton Miller LT". NFL.com.

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