Miami Dolphins Select Lamar Miller in the Fourth Round of 2012 NFL Draft

TALLAHASSEE, FL - NOVEMBER 12: Lamar Miller #6 of the Miami Hurricanes rushes during a game against the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on November 12, 2011 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

With the 97th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins selected Miami running back, Lamar Miller.

Really didn't see a need for a running back. But there's no denying he is talented. Every time he touches the ball he's a threat to take it to the house.

Continue reading for his upside and downside.

UPSIDE:
-Projectable frame with growth potential
-Speed to gain the edge or break away
-Agile and explosive
-Good cutback ability
-Surprising strength
-Can extend and catch with his hands

DOWNSIDE:
-Does not always play to timed speed
-Slill learning to trust his eyes
-Runs upright and has average wiggle
-Struggles to grind yards on his own
-Passs pro needs work

Of Miller, Walter Football says:

4/24/12: Miller ran a fast 40 time, as expected, at the Combine. He didn't perform as well in the receiving drills and some are questioning if he can be a three-down back in the NFL. That is the reason why Miller has fallen behind Wilson and Martin, who project to being every-down backs.

Miller was a dynamic playmaker in 2011. He ran for 1,272 yards and nine touchdowns rushing while averaging 5.46 yards per carry. As a receiver, Miller caught 17 passes for 85 yards and a score. He showed the speed to break off long touchdown runs, and is a threat to score with any touch. Miller also has the size and strength to handle a large amount of carries. The redshirt sophomore was one of the most dynamic backs in college football.

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