TEMPE, Ariz. -- If there’s one position on the Arizona Cardinals that a late-round draft pick could make the roster at, it’s cornerback.
But Harlan Miller will have his work cut out for him. The Southeast Louisiana product has experience in a defense like Arizona's, and he proved himself at the Senior Bowl, but the question surrounding him will be this: Is he good enough to be a second cornerback in the NFL?
My take: Miller can put himself in a position to make the roster as a third cornerback. He told reporters on a conference call that he has experience as an island corner, which will be required in the Cardinals’ defensive scheme. General manager Steve Keim liked Miller's ability to re-route receivers in press coverage and said he has a natural anticipation that "you can’t teach." The Cardinals were interested enough in Miller to send both defensive coordinator James Bettcher and cornerbacks coach Kevin Ross to work him out. Though Keim and head coach Bruce Arians said before the draft that it would be tough for late-round picks and undrafted free agents to make the roster, Miller can play his way onto the 53.